Also this year Artemide, from 30 protagonist of the 'FuoriSalone della light', illuminates its large showroom in corso Monforte 19 with the novelties signed by the greatest designers on the international scene: Michele de Lucchi, Big, Foster + Partners, Mario Cucinella, Carlotta Bevilacqua, Herzog & amp; de Meuron, Carolina Gismondi and Daniele Moioli.
As soon as you enter the showroom, however, the memory goes to the designer Richard Sapper, who passed away in 2015, because this year marks the (first) 50 years of his famous lamp Tizio, one of the iconic products of Italian design.
On the occasion of the FuoriSalone, Artemide has put into production a total red edition, a shade much loved by Sapper. A homage without nostalgia, however, because this table lamp is absolutely contemporary in its line and ease of use (easy to orient, it illuminates a precise portion of the surface, therefore perfect for reading and working).
In addition, today it is also 'green' thanks to the greater energy efficiency of the LEDs that have replaced the original halogen source.
Among the new Artemide lamps, there are many proposals from the Big group (Bjarke Ingels Group) of which we mention the playful Stellar Nebula, a family of suspension lamps that enhances artisan glass blowing by combining it with innovative finishing techniques.
And Vine Light, a collection of lamps (floor, wall or table) that are characterized by their minimalist style and graphic linearity, available in the Office version, with controlled light and Home, with diffused light.
Ixa, designed by the London architecture firm Foster+ Partners, is instead a complete line of lamps with a spherical head which, thanks to a magnetic system, is independent from the body and can rotate 360 ° on itself, directing its light in every direction.
A project that takes into account sustainability at every stage: from the choice of material to the possibility of easily disassembling the parts in order to reduce packaging.
The Foster+ Partners group also signs Takku, a fun portable light with 20 hours of autonomy, perfect for the office and reading and produced in four colors: red, green, blue and gray.
From the collaboration between Mario Cucinella and Artemide comes Katà Métron, a lighting system whose name derives from the Greek and it means 'second measure', thus creating a connection between art, architecture and philosophy.
A product in which the modular luminous elements allow infinite combinations and shapes and, thanks to the patented 'Sharp Refractive' optical technology, achieve maximum lighting efficiency without glare.