The Nesso table lamp was created in 1967 by the designer Giancarlo Mattioli and the Gruppo architetti urbanisti citta nuova for Italian lamp manufacturer Artemide. By 1965, Nesso had already won first place in a design competition in Milan.
The Nesso table lamp by Artemide brilliantly embodies the modern zeitgeist of the 1960s with all the colourful and optimistic colours and shapes of the time.
The round and organic design of the lamp likens a mushroom. Nesso provides direct and diffuse light. Light penetrates to outside through the mushroom head, while it shines downwards directly onto the base.
The base and lampshade on Nesso consist of ABS synthetic resin, manufactured into chrome-plated cast forms through injection moulding. Today the Nesso table lamp is a classic in lighting design and can be found in numerous design museums across the world, e.g. in the renowned New York Museum of Modern Art.Nesso is available in the colours white and orange.