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Floor Lamp Tolomeo Shade

by Michele De Lucchi & Giancarlo Fassina

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The Tolomeo Floor Lamp is a natural successor to the iconic Tolomeo Classic Desk Lamp that was created in 1987 by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina for Artemide. As its iconic predecessor the floor lamp is a study in balance and movement. The Tolomeo floor lamp now also has different color shade diffusers which stay vertical even when tilting the angle of the arms.

Artemide has been a worldwide leader in lighting design with an unparalleled commitment to technological innovation, research and human interaction, committed to the philosophy of "the Human Light". For over six decades, Artemide has created award-winning collaborations with some of the world’s most talented designers.

Floor Lamp Tolomeo Reading with Shade by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina for Artemide
- Iconic modern design
- Parchment or silver fiber shade diffuser remains vertical regardless of arm angle
- Aluminum body and base
- Fully adjustable, articulated arm structures in extruded aluminum
- Max H 43.3" (right angle), Max W 34.3" (tilted arm angle 15°)
- Base ∅ 9.1", shade max ∅ 7.1", second arm 24"
- Joints and tension control knobs in polished die-cast aluminum, tension cables in stainless steel
- Internal tension springs and external tension control cables in stainless steel
- Base in weighted steel with stamped aluminum cover
- On/off switch located on head
- 1 Bulb (not included) Max 75W E26/A19
- Limited warranty 5 years
- Made in Italy
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Michele De Lucchi & Giancarlo Fassina
Michele De Lucchi & Giancarlo Fassina

Born in Italy in 1961, Michele De Lucchi is best known for having designed the Tolomeo lamp for Artemide in 1987 in collaboration with Giancarlo Fassina. The lamp is now arguably Artemide’s most iconic fixture and a landmark of contemporary design. Having a background in architecture and industrial design, De Lucchi also favors a craftsman-like approach and since 1990 through the line “Produzione Privata,” he has created a series of artisan-produced items such as small sculptures carved with a power saw. Born in Milan in 1935, Italian architect Giancarlo Fassina was a leading figure in Italian avant-garde design beginning in the 1970’s. Through his work with the Radical “anti-design” movement he explored scale distortion, color and promoted the social relevance and humor of objects.