October 21, 2014

tizio-plus™ floor lamp black / reading / artemide

Artemide Tizio Lamp Detail (image copyright Stardust Modern Design)
Artemide Tizio Lamp Detail (image copyright Stardust Modern Design)

Artemide Tizio Lamp Detail (image copyright Stardust Modern Design)

Artemide Tizio Lamp Detail (image copyright Stardust Modern Design)


Design is in the Details!

Tizio was designed by the Italian industrial designer Richard Sapper for Artemide in 1972. Artemide's Tizio Plus is the ultimate modernist floor lamp! The award winning Artemide Tizio lamp by Richard Sapper is one of our favorite modern design classics. The popular design blog moderndesign.org dubbed it the "master of the dance". As an icon of Italian design, the Tizio Lamp is included in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. It is one of the most popular floor lamps ever made with hundreds of thousands sold worldwide! The position and the direction of the bulb can be adjusted; thanks to the sophisticated principle of balanced counterweights. Adjusting it requires little effort. Another important feature is the lack of wires (the two parallel arms are used to conduct electricity to the bulb). It is perhaps the most celebrated icon of modern lighting since it effortlessly blends function with style.


The Tizio Plus lamp with Floor Support was designed by Richard Sapper for Artemide. The Tizio Plus table model mounted on a steel cylindrical floor support. Fully adjustable, balanced, electrical conductor arms in anti-corrosion treated aluminum. Arm spacer bars in chromed steel with red, molded thermoplastic insulators. Counterweights in zinc alloy. Adjustable diffuser in die-cast aluminum with inner high efficiency reflector in anodized aluminum, with U.V. bulb protective glass. Sapper is the recipient of 10 compasso d’oro prizes, italy’s most prestigious industrial design award, and more than fifteen of his product designs are in the collection of the museum of modern art, new york, including the lambda chair and the sapper monitor arm. His most notable products are the tizio lamp (artemide) and the ibm thinkpad. Additionally, he has designed for fiat, allessi, and gavina. In 1962, sapper collaborated with marro zanuso to create the lambda chair for gavina spa (later acquired by knoll), a piece that is now in the knoll museum collection. In 1979, he worked directly for knoll, creating the sapper office chair series, a design with enduring appeal and brilliant utility. His most recent collaboration with knoll resulted in the sapper monitor arm collection in 2009. Both knoll designs, engineered to perfection, exemplify his ability to reduce an object to its most fundamental elements and style it with his signature elegance. Ichard sapper’s diverse training in philosophy, anatomy, business, and engineering at the university of munich has shaped his successful design career ― one which has been dedicated to finding simple, efficient solutions to technically complex problems. His expansive portfolio includes electronics, bicycles, cars, lighting, cookware, and furniture, all of which encompass his ability to synergize art and engineering to deliver thoughtful solutions in handsome packages. Born in germany but based in milan, sapper accents german efficiency with hints of italian flare. 360 degrees rotatable base in die-cast aluminum with incorporated low voltage transformer and two-intensity on/off switch.