Artemide Tizio® Classic Table Lamp by Richard Sapper
Artemide Tizio Classic Table Lamp
Desk Lamp/Table Lamp/Task Lamp
Designer: Richard Sapper
Collection: Artemide Table Lamps
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Richard Sapper's iconic Tizio Classic is a Stardust Staff Pick. Tizio Classic was designed by Richard Sapper for Artemide in 1972. The multiple award winning Artemide Tizio lamp by German industrial designer Richard Sapper is one of our favorite modern design classics. Enthralling in its simplicity yet absolutely brilliant in its execution, Tizio is one of the finest desk lamps ever made. As an icon of sleek German engineering and 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 desk lamps ever made with hundreds of thousands sold worldwide! Made by Artemide in Italy, Tizio is our favorite Italian task lamp.
"I designed Tizio because I could not find a suitable work lamp for my own desk. I wanted a small head and long arms; I didn't want to have to clamp the lamp to the desk because it's awkward. And I wanted to be able to move the lamp it easily. The result is my ultimate dream task lamp; the Tizio". - Richard Sapper
The position and the direction of the light source 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.
With the Tizio Lamp, Italian designer Richard Sapper succeeded in redesigning the traditional desk lamp, creating a task lamp that is completely adjustable. The Artemide Tizio lamp features a very precise and intense yet small light source which makes it a perfect lamp for task lighting in the home or office. After methodical experimentation, Richard Sapper came up with a ingenious design wherein the very form of the lamp enables its function. According to design curator Lucia Fontana; the inspiration for the Tizio Lamp came to Richard Sapper after having seen the design of a classic oil pumpjack. By using a clever counterweight system, the adjustable arm of the Tizio can be manipulated into almost any position, allowing the user to direct the light source exactly where it is needed most. The arms of the Tizio lamp themselves conduct electricity to the bulb, eliminating the need for extraneous wires and facilitating the precise balance of the arm. The lamp features a halogen bulb, marking one of the first uses of this type of light outside the automobile industry. Directed by its small reflector, the halogen bulb provides a highly concentrated, direct light source, which can be easily adjusted to suit the user. The perfect lamp when used as a task lamp at the business or the home office, bedside reading lamp,
Artemide's Tizio Lamp has won countless awards for its original and timeless design. From a formal point of view, the Tizio lamp was revolutionary when it was first released in 1972. Black, angled, minimalist, and mysterious, the lamp achieved its real commercial success in the early 1980s, when its sleek look met the Wall Street boom. Found in the residences of the young and successful and in the offices of executives, the lamp has become an icon of high-tech design. Tizio is featured in the permanent collection ofthe Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and the London Design Museum.The Tizio Lamp from Artemide also received the coveted Compasso d'Oro industrial design award.
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Collection: Artemide Lighting
Artemide Product Code: A009048, A009078, A009058
Dimensions: 26"H x 30.75"L
Material: thermoplastic, steel, aluminum, zinc
Light Source: Halogen
Light Bulb Type: 1 x 50W 12V T4 GY6.35 Bi-Pin Clear Frosted
Hours Rated: 2,000
Light Bulb Included: Yes
Certification: UL listed
Country of Origin: Italy
Product Category: lighting, table lamps, desk lamps
Style: Italian design, modern, contemporary
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