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Table Lamp Tolomeo Micro, Glossy White

by Michele De Lucchi & Giancarlo Fassina

Estimated Ship Date On or Before 10/01


The Tolomeo Classic Desk Lamp was created in 1987 by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina for Artemide and received multiple awards in its lifetime, including the prestigious Compasso d’Oro / A.D.I. Milano in 1989. This iconic bestseller is a study in balance and movement. The Tolomeo table lamp is designed for a fully adjustable direction of light. “No desk lamp should make you use two hands to position it.”, said Michele De Lucchi. The articulated arm structure is fully adjustable, the head is tiltable and the diffuser rotatable (90 degrees in both directions). The Classic Desk Lamp model has also been declined in a Mini, Midi, Micro version each available with a base, a clamp or in-set pivot to hold onto the desk.

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.

Table Lamp Tolomeo Micro, Glossy White, by Michele De Lucchi & Giancarlo Fassina for Artemide
- Iconic modern design
- Fully adjustable, articulated arm structures in extruded aluminum
- Max H 28.7" (fully vertical), Max L 27.2" (fully horizontal)
- Base ∅ 6.7", shade max ∅ 4.3", arms each 14.6"
- Joints and tension control knobs in polished die-cast aluminum, cables in stainless steel
- Internal tension springs and external tension control cables in stainless steel
- Tiltable and rotatable diffuser (90° in both directions)
- Base in weighted steel with stamped aluminum cover
- On/off switch on cord
- Max 60W E12/G16.5
- Limited warranty 5 years
- Made in Italy
- Free Shipping


1 Bulb (Not included), E12/G16.5
No dimmer, On/Off switch on Cord
cULus Listed
4.2 lbs
1 Box 8-3/8" x 8-3/8" x 21-3/8"
H 28.7" L 27.2" 4.4"


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.