ARTEMIDE COMPANY PROFILE

"THE HUMAN LIGHT"

The Artemide Group is one of the global leaders of the residential illumination sector and high end professionals. Situated at Pregnana Milanese, the Artemide Group has an ample international distribution presence. Founded in 1960s, Artemide is one the most knownillumination brands in the world. Known for its "The Human Light" philosophy, Artemide is nowadays synonym with design and innovation.

The Human Light is the guiding philosophy of Artemide, its way to imagine and design light, a revolutionary intuition that radically changed the way of conceiving lighting equipment based on man and his well-being. Artemide’s 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.

Since the 1990s, with the launch of the The Human Light philosophy, promoted Carlotta de Bevilacqua, Artemide has changed the way to conceive and develop its products. The guiding idea was to start from people’s needs in terms of light, and understanding first and foremost how to respond to individual needs in the different spaces and stages of life. With The Human Light Artemide intends to illuminate space, as well as man’s activities and needs inside a space. The goal is both simple and extremely complicated: turn light into a means to improve the quality of life.

The Human Light is a new way to conceive light to support people in their daily activities, complying with their moods, and promoting their well- being. The Human Light means placing the competence of Artemide at the service of man and responding to the need for flexibility and adaptability with the utmost visual accuracy and the minimum consumption of environmental resources.

HISTORY  

1960 In Milan Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza founded Artemide; the first lamp is born, Alfa, designed by Sergio Mazza


 

1965 Polluce is born, lamp designed by Enzo Mari in collaboration with Anna Fasolis 

Polluce Artemide

 

1967  Compasso d'Oro Award for the "Eclisse" Lamp, designed by Vico Magistretti  

1972
Richard Sapper designs the lamp with a halogen light source, Tizio, which through the the years becomes a symbol of Design through out the world

   
1976
After the success of Polluce, Enzo Mari designs another successful product, Aggregato, in collaboration with Giancarlo Fassina


   
1980
Artemide opens there first branch in the U.S.A.
   
1987
Thanks to the collaboration between Michele De Lucchi e Giancarlo Fassina, Artemide launches into the market "Tolomeo", lamp which through the years becomes a symbol of the "made in Italy", present in homes and offices world wide

 
1989
Compasso d'Oro Award for the "Tolomeo" lamp, designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina  
 
1995
Compasso d'Oro Award for "Career Achievements"
   
1996
The Human Light is the manifest that identifies the Artemide Vision: the light at the service of man and his needs. The patented "Metamorfosi" project is born
 
1999
Artemide wins the "Leone di Bronzo" Award at the International advertising festival of Cannes
  
2004
Compasso d'Oro Award for the "Pipe" lamp, designed by Herzog & De Meuron
Pipe Artemide  

2004
Thanks to the collaboration between designers such as Carllotta de Bevilacqua, Italo Rota e Alessandro Pedretti Project A.L.S.O is born
   
2004
The Nur lamp (design Ernesto Gismondi ) and Tian-Xia lamp (design Carlotta de Bevilacqua) from the Metamorfosi range, win the Red Dot Design Award
The nur lamp Artemide
 
2006
Artemide opens a new frontier in the illumination field: the new "My White Light" line is introduced
 
2007
The "Itis" lamp designed by Naoto Fukasawa wins the Red Dot Design Award  

2008
The "Mercury" lamp designed by Ross Lovegrove wins the Red Dot Design Award - "best of the best"

 
2008
The "Chocolate" lamp designed by A.G. Licht wins the Red Dot Design Award
 
2009
The "Pirce" lamp (design Giuseppe Maurizio Scutellŕ) wins the Red Dot Design Award

2009
The "Kao" lamp (design Bruno Houssin) and "Noto" lamp (design Michele De Lucchi) win the Red Dot Design Award - "best of the best"
 
2010
The "Cover" lamp (design Studio Format Design) wins the Red Dot Design Award
 
2010
The "Doride" lamp (design Karim Rashid) wins the Red Dot Design Award

2010
The "Cosmic Leaf" lamp (design Ross Lovegrove) wins the Red Dot Design Award
 
2010
The "Cadmo" lamp (design Karim Rashid) wins the Red Dot Design Award
 
2011
The "Copernico sospensione" lamp (design Carlotta de Bevilacqua - Paolo Dell'Elce) wins the Red Dot Design Award

2011
The "Algoritmo" lamp (design Carlotta de Bevilacqua - Paola di Arianello) wins the Red Dot Design Award
 
2011
The "Cosmic Rotation parete/soffitto" lamp (design Ross Lovegrove) wins the Red Dot Design
Award
 
2011
The "Cosmic Angel parete" lamp (design Ross Lovegrove) wins the Red Dot Design Award

DESIGN

 
Artemide has contributed to the history of the international design with products like Eclisse (1967, from Vico Magistretti), Tolomeo (1989, from Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina) and Pipe (2004, from Herzog & De Meuron), all showed at the Compasso D'oro Awards. In 1994 Artemide received The "Compaso D'oro" career Award and European Design Prize In 1997.
 
The Artemide Lamps are considered on an international level as Design Icons of contemporary design; they are exhibited in most museums of modern art and design collections. (MoMA - New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, Victoria and Albert Museum - Londra, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica - Milano, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna - Roma, Parigi, Centre Georges Pompidou ecc.)
 
Artemide Has Always Collaborated With the most famous international designers and actively promotes workshops with design schools (for example the Royal college of Art, London) in order to find the best young talents

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