Founded in 1960s, Artemide is one of the most known illumination brands in the world. Known for its "The Human Light" philosophy.
Ernesto Gismondi - Founder & President Carlotta de Bevilacqua - Vice-president & CEO
Ernesto Gismondi with R&D Team
Artemide is one of the most known illumination brands in the world. Known for its "The Human Light" philosophy, Artemide boasts high skills in light design and innovation, with products originating from research and high-quality manufacturing.
The company filed lots of patents on inventions in time for the development of innovative technological, mechanical, and opto-electrical solutions (10 patents filed in 2016 alone). Artemide has contributed to the history of the international design with products like Eclisse (1967, from Vico Magistretti), Tolomeo (1989, from Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina), Pipe (2004, from Herzog & De Meuron) and the IN-EI Collection (2014, Issey Miyake), all showed at the Compasso D'oro Awards.
The Artemide Lamps are considered on an international level as Design Icons of contemporary design; they are exhibited in most museums of modern art and design collections.
Michele De Lucchi e la storica lampada Tolomeo.
Artemide has always collaborated with the most famous international designers and actively promotes workshops with design schools in order to find the best young talents. In its pursuit of innovation, Artemide partnered for research with outstanding Italian and international Universities.
Alphabet of Light - Bjarke Ingels
Founded in 1960 by Ernesto Gismondi, Artemide is based in Pregnana Milanese, Italy, and operates through 24 subsidiaries. Its distribution network includes 55 branded showrooms in the main cities around the world. Artemide products are distributed in 98 countries. With five manufacturing units in Italy, France, Hungary, and Canada, two glass-works, and one Research & Development centre supported by prototyping labs and groundbreaking tests, the Artemide Group currently has more than 750 employees, including 60 engaged in R&D, thus confirming the key role of innovation in the Group's success. At Artemide, technological research, partnerships with outstanding architects, as well as sociocultural investigation have been from the outset at the origin of innovative projects capable to illuminate the future with unabated power.
Today the Artemide collections convey a unique mix of values: the approach to human and responsible light goes hand in hand with design and material savoir faire, combining next-generation technology with ancient wisdoms, a perfect expression of sustainable design.
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