Designed by Carlotta de Bevilacqua for Artemide, Funivia is a lighting system with an extraordinary flexibility

Funivia is a lighting system with a transversal and accessible interface designed for Artemide by Carlotta de Bevilacqua. Its cable – which represents both the energy distribution channel and the supporting element on which the lighting fixtures are connected – is fixed to the wall, floor or ceiling through mechanical elements that draw a network of regular lines in the space: horizontal, vertical or freely inclined lines. The system is not bound to an electrical network or to a predefined project. It can be placed in any space, at any time, and generate light of extraordinary quality with absolute freedom (without ad hoc systems). The luminous elements of Funivia are hooked onto the cable thanks to a ‘bridge’ element, a sort of ‘current collector’ padlock that fixes the light mechanically by drawing energy from the cable to power it. Funivia is an inclusive project that, thanks to this module, allows to accommodate and combine infinite types of different lights. The universal hook also represents the seat of the nodes of an immaterial network, through which each device can communicate with the entire system and the environment thanks to the Artemide App.

At a glance

What is it?
It is a flexible lighting system that adapts to any space. Funivia is free and capable of evolving through the cooperation of all its elements. It accommodates modules for spot lighting, diffused or controlled, ideal for the office. It can also accommodate modules with the innovative Integralis technology.
What its design concept?
Funivia breaks with common lighting systems, abandoning the rigidity of fixed modules. It is a sustainable principle in terms of production, distribution, installation and consumption, and the integration of pre-existing elements avoids the need to create additional products.
How and where is it manufactured?
It is made in Italy in the Artemide factories.
What makes it special?
Funivia is an open system that accommodates different types of light and allows the independent management of each light through the Artemide App. The fixing element is a joint that allows trajectories not only perpendicular to the walls, but also inclined up to 45° in every direction.
In the designer’s own words
With a ‘mountaineer’ spirit, Funivia discovers a new freedom of light in spaces: a rope, the cable that transmits the energy, and the nails, the fixing elements in the space. They are the basic elements that allow us to go far, to overcome the limits given by the rigidity of the systems.