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One of the most prominent and respected lighting companies in the world today is Artemide.
Several iconic lamps of Artemide have drastically enhanced the home- and office landscape especially its finest Tolomeo: the designers lent their expertise in doing the overall design, while Artemide weaved its magic on the structure itself. Artemide is the quintessential design-oriented Italian lighting manufacturer.
Founded by Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza in 1960 as both a lighting and furniture manufacturer, the company has grown to become the most perfect and typical example of Italian design quality and class.
Stardust Modern Design is proud to be an official Artemide lighting retailer. We are passionate Artemide collectors ourselves and often exhibit a wonderful collection of rare Artemide design classics. Some of the early designs (most of them are currently out of production) include the Delta lamp (1960), Bacco bar cart (1967), Selene Chairs (1968), Chimera lamp (1969), Dania lamp (1969), Eclisse lamp (1970), Gaudi Chairs (1970) and Mezzopileo lamp (1972) Some of our personal favorites include Masayaki Kurosawa's free-flowing Lavinia lamp (1965), the Dedallo umbrella Stand (1966) and the iconic 1980s classic: Mario Botta's Shogun Lamp (1986).
Since it was founded more than 50 years ago, Artemide has showcased the most innovative lighting and world-class design, with a desire to contribute to the transformation of the domestic Italian lighting landscape into a global brand. Based in Pregnana Milanese, a suburb of Milan, the company specializes in the production of lighting and continues to make each lamp in Italy. For each of its creations, Artemide engages world-renowned architects and designers to work on the engineering and design to make an outstanding lamp in the end.
Each Artemide lamp exhibits an interesting fusion of practical and sophisticated design.
The company receive world-wide acclaim for the classic Tizio desk lamp designed by Richard Sapper in 1972 and the Tolomeo desk lamp, designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina in 1986.
Other designers who have collaborated with Artemide include Naoto Fukasawa, Sir Norman Foster, Michele De Lucchi, Vico Magistretti, Alessandro Mendini, Richard Sapper, Ettore Sottsass, Enzo Mari, Neil Poulton, Karim Rashid and Ross Lovegrove.
Artemide has won numerous awards, including the Compasso d'Oro award for lifetime achievement in 1995 and the European Design Prize in 1997. In 2006 Artemide won two Best of The Best Red dot design awards for lamps designed by designer Neil Poulton and by architects Herzog & de Meuron.
Artemide lamps are in permanent museum collections, including the Musée des Artes Décoratifs de Montreal, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome.
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Stardust is proud to be the official retailer of the Artemide lighting collection.
Artemide's contemporary modern lighting collection includes glass chandeliers, modern wall sconces, designer lighting fixtures for ceiling and wall, desk and table lamps and stylish floor lamps. Throughout its history, Artemide has attracted the best names in the design industry. Artemide designers include Michele De Lucchi, Livio Castiglioni, Gianfranco Frattini, Vico Magistretti, Richard Sapper, Ron Rezek and Giancarlo Fassina. Artemide's lighting products are much more than highly refined design objects, ensuring a top technical performance – they are objects born from man’s experience to satisfy man’s needs. Artemide produces some of the most iconic Italian light fixtures that transcend time and have become legendary in their own right.
Artemide is known for creating some of the world's most imaginative lamp designs that are celebrated not just for their aesthetic magnificence, but also for their functional significance in both home- and office
environments. Artemide is a leading Italian lighting manufacturer. The Artemide lighting collection contains some of the most celebrated decorative and architectural lamps in history. Some of them even made it to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The Artemide collection of modern lamps for the home and the office embraces both style and function. The Artemide lighting catalog includes the world-renown Tolomeo lamps, the Artemide Mercury Lamp, Nesso Table Lamp, Logico Ceiling Lamps and the the classic Tizio desk lamps along with a large selection of table lamps, task lamps, wall lights, ceiling light fixtures, floor lamps, recessed lighting, wall ada and outdoor lighting. Stardust is the official Artemide lighting store and offers guaranteed low pricing on the entire Artemide collection. Many lamps from the Artemide collection are on permanent display in our Sonoma showroom. Our knowledgeable Artemide lighting experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Learn more about the design history of Artemide.
Flos Table Lamps pictured from left to right, Flos Spun Light by Sebastian Wrong,
Flos Glo-Ball by Jasper Morrison,
Flos Taccia by Achille Castiglioni,
Flos Gatto and Gatto Piccolo by Achille Castiglioni,
Flos Snoopy by Achille Castiglioni and
Flos Lampadina Light by Achille Castiglioni (image credit Stardust Modern Design).