Artemide

Artemide

Infobox Company
company_name = Artemide S.p.A.
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company_type = privately held
foundation = 1958
location = Pregnana Milanese, Italy
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products = lighting
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homepage = [http://www.artemide.com/ www.artemide.com]
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The Company

Artemide is a design-oriented Italian manufacturer founded by Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza in 1958. Based in Pregnana Milanese, a suburb of Milan, the company specialises in the manufacture of lighting designed by famous international designers and architects.

The Designers

The company is probably still best known for the Tizio desk lamp designed by Richard Sapper in 1972 and the Tolomeo desk lamp, designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina in 1986, both of which have become icons of Italian modern design

Other Designers who have collaborated with the company include Mario Botta, Sir Norman Foster, Michele De Lucchi, Richard Sapper, Ettore Sottsass, Enzo Mari, Neil Poulton, Karim Rashid and Luigi Serafini.

The Awards

The company has won numerous accolades, 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.

The Museums

Artemide lamps are included in the permanent collections of many museums, 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.

External links

* [http://www.artemide.com/ artemide.com]
* [http://www.artemidestore.com/ artemidestore.com] The official USA online shopping store of Artemide Inc.
* [http://www.space1999.net/~sorellarium13/ SORELLARIUM: 13] A site about Artemide furniture extensively used in the sci-fi classic SPACE: 1999

ources

* [http://www.artemide.com/ http://www.artemide.com] The official Artemide SpA international website.
* [http://www.artemide.us/ http://www.artemide.us] The official Artemide Inc. national website for the USA.
* http://www.fosterandpartners.com
* http://www.neilpoulton.com
* http://en.red-dot.org
* http://www.karimrashid.com


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