Dimensions Length: cm 13 Width: cm 13 Height: cm 45 Impact Resistance: IK10 Glow Wire Test: 650 °
Lamps Included Category: LED Watt: 15W Luminous Flux (lm): 1375lm Typology: 1 Color temperature (K): 3000K Class: A
Luminair Watt: 15W Voltage: 220V-240V
Ernesto Gismondi is the founder of Artemide Group. He was born in Sanremo (IM) on December 25, 1931. In 1957 he gained a degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the Milan Polytechnic and in 1959 he gained a degree in Missile Engineering at the Professional School of Engineering in Rome. Since the early ‘60s he has been devoting to the planning and production of lighting equipment, founding Studio Artemide S.a.s., from which the Artemide Group was to develop, together with designer Sergio Mazza. He became established as an international designer, participating, as one of the inventors, in "Memphis", an avant-garde movement that brought about a profound evolution in the design sector both in Italy and worldwide, and designing various successful appliances for the Group. Over the years, under his guidance, the Artemide Group saw its market share grow and its international reach increase, making it one of the main players in the design lighting sector, a role that earned him important acknowledgements, including the Compasso d’Oro Award for Career achievements (1994) and the European Design Prize (1997). From 1964 to 1984 he was associate professor of Rocket Engines for Missiles at the Milan Polytechnic. He was the vice president of ADI - Association of Industrial Design - and held several positions within the Industrial Association of Lombardy (Assolombarda), Federmeccanica, Confindustria, the Autonomous Fair Agency in Milan and at the Ministry for Universities and Research. He is also a member of the Educational and Scientific Committee of I.S.I.A. (Higher Institute for Artistic Industries/Industrial design) in Florence, appointed by the Ministry of Public Education, of the Board of Arbitration of COSMIT (Organising Committee of the Milan Furniture Show), and of CNEL, following a designation by the President's Office of the Republic. He has chaired and participated in several workshops, in Italy and abroad, on design and its developments and on energy saving applied to lighting.
The Artemide light has never been solely a function of seeing, or an opportunity for formal experimentation with lamps as objects. For more than forty years, Artemide has aimed to propose light as a companion to people, as a source of physical pleasure and mental comfort. Artemide has done so, with different work groups, searching through the whole design process, starting with a declaration of values - The human light.
The Artemide group, founded by Ernesto Gismondi in 1959, today operates throughout the world, with 16 subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and 35 exclusive distributors. They have production centers in Italy, France, Germany, the USA, Hungary and the Czech Republic. In a policy aimed at satisfying all lighting needs, the Artemide group has recently acquired companies that reinforce its position as a world leader and further diversifies the offerings. For contexts of life, Artemide offers not only lamps for moments of relaxation at home, but also large sophisticated installations for lighting public and private professional activities.
Technological and productive expertise is achieved through research and development centers, with the product planning and engineering section, laboratories for technical conformity and self-certification tests, and production units equipped with avant-garde processes. A production structure that can offer expertise in the processing of traditional materials such as glass, as well as the capacity for innovation with recently introduced materials such as titanium. Lighting performance characteristics extend from a light with atmosphere, variable, colored, to the most precise of lights for community environments. The vast range of options reflects the commitment of the whole organization to provide a product guaranteed by the Artemide brand, throughout the world, with an image that is strong and consistant - That of a leader in the lighting industry.