ALA is pleased to announce the Representation of Artemide North America. A prolific and cutting edge manufacturer, Artemide has the breadth of product to provide contemporary and modern contributions to any space all the way to rustic and quiet additions to a quaint and restful residential space. Artemide can live in both indoor and outdoor environments for every project type. Artemide offers everything from Acoustic Solutions to recessed, floor lamps, table lamps, decorative pendants, and much more.
OUR CLIENTS SEARCH FOR THE INNOVATION NOT FOR THE SAKE OF INNOVATION.
OUR MISSION IS TO CREATE SOMETHING THAT SATISFIES THE MOST REQUESTED NEEDS.
-ERNESTO GISMONDI, FOUNDER, ARTEMIDE
Artemide has been a worldwide leader in lighting design with an unparalleled commitment to technological innovation, research, and human interaction. Established in 1959 by Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza, the company specializes in the manufacture of lighting designed by architects and has created award-winning collaborations with some of the world’s most talented designers including Naoto Fukasawa, David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Karim Rashid, and Herzog & De Meuron.
Among Artemide’s extensive product line are two icons of modern Italian design: the Tizio Desk Lamp designed by Richard Sapper in 1972 and the Tolomeo Desk Lamp designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina in 1986, both of which are included in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art.
Committed to the philosophy of “The Human Light,” amongst the awards won by Artemide’s designs and designers are Best of the Best by Red Dot Design, iF Design Award by World Design Guide and Wallpaper Magazine Design Award.
Artemide’s current product offerings include Architectural, Design, Outdoor, Danese Milano and Rezek, serving both the contract and residential markets.
Born in Milan and brought to life alongside the Memphis Design Movement, Artemide continues to workshop with both design and technical schools worldwide to create forward-thinking, truly useful, aesthetically enhancing and environmentally aware lighting. Early collaborations with Ettore Sottsass, Gae Aulenti and Bruno Munari laid the ground for today’s work with Scott Wilson, Bjarke Ingels Group and Mercedes-Benz.
The history of contemporary lighting is punctuated with Artemide creations beginning with 1960’s Alfa, 1967’s Eclisse designed by Vico Magistretti to today’s collaborations with Philippe Rahm, Ross Lovegrove, and Tapio Rosenius.
An early proponent of LED technology, Artemide is committed to eco-sustainability through design and production seeking to minimize energy consumption and waste through a product’s life cycle.
Existing at the nexus of Italian industrial design and craftsmanship, Artemide is proud to manufacture lighting in Italy, France, Hungary, and the United States. Firmly in line with Italian tradition, Artemide makes their own glass utilizing the knowledge and techniques of centuries. Using both time-tested traditions as well as cutting-edge technology, Artemide innovates through sustainable design.
Be sure to check out Artemide’s offerings on either the homepage or ALA’s Fixture Selector.