February 17, 2015

Contemporary Chrome Flexible Desk Lamp



Chrome Finish Polished Aluminum Effect Flexible Shade + Base; Adjustable Chrome Gloss Finish Base and Head; Directional Light, Ideal for Modern Reading Lighting in Desks, Bedroom & Desks; Max. Wattage 60W to 100W depending on model. The Tolomeo lamp is part of the Artemide modern lighting classics collection. The Tolomeo lighting series was designed by Michele de Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina for Artemide in 1987. The Tolomeo won the prestigious Compasso d'Oro Award for best design in 1989. The versatile Tolomeo lamps have become one of the world's most recognizable lamps and are available in the US through design purveyor Stardust. The Tolomeo lamp looks fantastic in any location. It can often be found in homes, office environments, hotels, libraries etc. It is a perfect and almost fully adjustable reading lamp, desk lamp or task lamp. We love the functionality of this modern lamp!




The Tolomeo lamp is fully adjustable and provides an infinite number of ways to direct the light. The Tolomeo lamp has therefore become one of the most popular desk lamps since it combines design with functionality. The aluminum diffuser of the Tolomeo lamp can swivel 360 degrees and easily turns with the cool-to-the-touch steel tip. The Tolomeo lamp offered by Stardust has a fully adjustable, articulated arm body structure in extruded, brilliant, natural anodized aluminum finish. Joints and tension control knobs and mountings in polished die-cast aluminum. The cables are made in stainless steel, with a 6" diameter diffuser in stamped, anodized matte aluminum, tiltable and 360 degrees rotatable on lamp holder with incorporated on/off switch.

Artemide Tolomeo Classic table lamp in polished aluminum with 9" diameter table base. The Tolomeo Classic lamp was designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina for Artemide in Italy. The Tolomeo Classic lamp is the largest version in the Tolomeo lamp series. Body structure is made with natural anodized aluminum. Diffuser is made with aluminum and has a shiny polished finish. Cables are stainless steel.

Michele De Lucchi Biography:
Michele De Lucchi belongs to the new generation of designers and architects who continue the tradition of Sottsass, Mendini and Castiglioni in their own individual style. De Lucchi was involved in some of the most significant innovative and creative movements of Italian design, that is, the Alchimia and Memphis Groups. He has done extensive work for companies such as Olivetti, Vorwerk, Pelikan and Artemide available through Stardust.com. Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara, Italy, and studied architecture at Florence University, graduating in 1975. During the 1970s and 1980s, a period when radical and experimental architecture was occurring in Italy, he was an important figure in establishing design movements such as Gruppo Cavart, Studio Alchymia and Memphis Group. De Lucchi was the Director of Design for Olivetti from 1992 to 2002, and he has developed many experimental projects for Compaq Computers, Philips, Siemens and Vitra. Architectural commissions for important corporate clients have been executed by De Lucchi throughout Europe and Asia: in Japan for NTT, in Germany for Deutsche Bank, in Switzerland for Novartis, and in Italy for Enel, Olivetti, Piaggio, Poste Italiane, ENEL’s, and Telecom Italia. Within all of these working environments, De Lucchi introduced technical and aesthetic innovations and made significant contributions to the overall evolution of the workplace. In addition to these corporate projects, he has also designed exteriors and interiors for Triennale di Milano Design Museum, the Groninger Museum in Groningen, and the Neues Museum in Berlin. His work has been shown in numerous art and design exhibitions throughout the world, and in 2003, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris acquired a considerable number of his works for their permanent collection De Lucchi has also received several honors and awards throughout his career: in 2000 he was made an Officer of the Italian Republic by Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, for his contributions to design and architecture, in 2001 he was appointed as a Professor at the Design and Art Faculty at the University of Venice, in 2006 he received an Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University in London, and in 2008 he was nominated Professor at the Design Faculty of the Politecnico in Milan and Member of the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca in Rome. In 1990 he founded Produzione Privata, a small company through which Michele De Lucchi designs products using artisanal production techniques and materials. He currently works through his studio, aMDL, which has offices in Milan and Rome.