Rather than develop his career within a single design discipline – be it industrial, furniture, interior, lighting or architectural design – Michele De Lucchi chose to move freely among them all, creating door pulls for Valli Colombo, laptops for Olivetti and tape dispensers for Pelikan while designing banks in Germany and apartment buildings in Japan. His Tolomeo Lamp (1987), designed in collaboration with Artemide’s R&D department head Giancarlo Fassina, was honored with the Compasso d’Oro Award in 1989, earning worldwide recognition for its perfect marriage of design and engineering. Since then, the Tolomeo Collection has grown to include an assortment of sizes and styles, each one beginning with a heavy base and ending with a pivoting shade. In between, the multi-armed body is fully adjustable, with steel tension cables providing infinite positions in which the lamp can be held. Bulb (included): incandescent 60W/E12/G16.5. UL Listed. Made in Italy.
Extruded die-cast aluminum with high-polished finish; steel tension cables.
A prolific, versatile designer, Michele De Lucchi organizes his work into clearly defined periods that take shape along the path of his personal artistic trajectory. Rather than develop his career within a single design discipline be it industrial, furniture, interior, lighting or architectural design he chose to move freely among them all, creating door pulls for Valli Colombo, laptops for Olivetti, desk lamps for Artemide, and tape dispensers for Pelikan while designing exhibitions, banks in Germany, apartment buildings in Japan, assorted chairs, vases, and office furniture.
De Lucchi reminds one of Alexander Calder, if only in spirit, for the way in which his precisely engineered objects ally themselves with the young at heart through playful tectonics and the use of color. Unlike Calder, he has no consistent style that carries through his body of work... Read more >