Article from the 2012-06-22
The Tolomeo table lamp celebrates its 35th anniversary. The design classic, designed by Gianfranco Fassina and Michele de Lucchi in the year 1987 for Artemide is one of the most famous and most sold lamps of contemporaneous times.
The trendsetting design of the Artemide Tolomeo, which is today on uncountable architecture office desks and agency desks, is characterized by the extremely flexible frame, the simple aluminium look and the hat-like shade.
Numerous manufacturers and companies used the Artemide as inspiration source and also Michele de Lucchi designed some modifications of the Tolomeo for Artemide: a Tolomeo with LED illuminants, a Tolomeo wall lamp, a Tolomeo floor lamp and much more. However, no lamp reaches the precise forms of the original.