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Table Lamp Pausania

by Ettore Sottsass

Estimated Ship Date On or Before 07/01


The Pausania Table Lamp was originally designed in the 80’s by Ettore Sottsass for Artemide. The lamp is reminiscent of the classic banker’s lamp. It is a masterpiece of design of the twentieth century and is a part of the permanent design collections of world renowned museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Pausania’s technology has been reimagined to adapt to today’s standards of intelligent, eco-friendly, and energy efficient LED lighting. It is now featuring the latest Tunable White (dim-to-warm) technology, allowing the user to select the right level of intensity as well as the right color of light he needs for each moment of life.

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 Pausania by Ettore Sottsass for Artemide
- Iconic design
- Integrated LED Max 10W 2,500K-6,500K >80CRI, 50,000 hours LED lifetime
- Overall dimensions: L 18.9" X H 16.9"
- Body in black resin, diffuser in green synthetic material.
- Touch dimmer on base
- Plug-in
- Limited warranty 5 years
- Made in Italy
- Free Shipping


LED Built-in
690 lumens, color temp. 3000K, CRI 80+, 50,000 hours
Touch Dimmer on Base
7.1 lbs
1 Box: 20-3/16" x 7-15/16" x 20-3/16"


Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass (Italian, 1917–2007) was an architect and designer, labeled the godfather of Italian design. Born in Austria and raised in Milan, Sottsass studied architecture at the Politecnico di Torino in Turin. After spending most of World War II in a concentration camp in Yugoslavia, Sottsass returned to Milan, where he set up his own architectural and industrial design studio. In 1958, he was hired as a design consultant for the Olivetti company, a position he held for more than 20 years. While there, he produced numerous designs, including the Elea 9003 computer and the red plastic Valentine portable typewriter. His aim was to produce objects that went beyond typical consumerist products, and thus came to define postmodernist design. As Sottsass distanced himself from pure functionalism, he started experimenting with designs that had social and historical components. During this time, Sottsass became a leading figure in the Anti-Design movement. In 1981, Sottsass led a group of designers who came to be known as the Memphis group. This group experimented with colors and media, creating multifunctional pieces and breaking with convention. Their materials included neon, unusual finishes, and patterned plastic laminates. Even after the decline of the Memphis movement, Sottsass continued to produce provocative work, constantly challenging the accepted practices of the day. He also established the architectural firm Sottsass Associati, with the aim of producing large-scale designs. Sottsass’s work has been the subject of retrospective exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Design Museum in London, among others. His numerous awards included the title of Office of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the French Republic in 1992, an honorary degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1993, an Honorary Doctor of the Royal College of Art in London in 1996, an Oribe Award in Japan in 1997, and a Sir Misha Black Award in 1999. He died in Milan at the age of 90.