When the Tolomeo Desk Lamp (1987) was honored with the Compasso d'Oro Award in 1989, the lamp was recognized for achieving the perfect marriage of design and engineering. Since then, the Tolomeo Collection has grown to include an assortment of sizes and colors. The Tolomeo design features a matte anodized aluminum diffuser that swivels 360 degrees and can be easily turned with a cool-to-the-touch steel handle. Requires hardwire installation. Bulb (not included): incandescent 100W/120V/E26/A19. UL listed.
Extruded die-cast aluminum with high-polished finish.
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 >