It’s brighter times. Days are getting longer and one’s mood is definitely changing with the season too. There is really truth to when people say with winter comes the depression, but as soon as the blue skies and sun is showing itself first thing almost every morning, the rainy and cold days are quickly forgotten. And even though we might not need to light our lamps just as much anymore, it’s even more important to make sure your lamps work as small pieces of artwork. While Danish manufactures tends to be fairly simply and rather safe, the Italians are nothing near simple.
Last month I told you the story about Italian brand Artemide, one of the major players, where everyone knows each other like one big happy family. They kindly let me play around with a bunch of my favorite lamps, to show you how their playful lamps can easily work in a Scandinavian home.
Tolomeo is the most known in the Artemide collection. The lamp has grown to include an assortment of sizes and styles and is just stunning, so industrial, architectural and simple all at the same time. Designed in 1989 by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina.
Empatia is transparency and opacity at its best, which is wisely dosed to obtain a glass that reflects light without glaring and without losing efficiency. I like how the lamp draws on past traditions of great glass-blowing and combine it with the newest LED technology. Design by Artemide’s own Vice President Carlotta de Bevilacqua.
With its black and white metal stem; white adjustable diffusers in painted perforated plate steel Shogun is probably my favorite in the entire collection. I really like its shapes, and it’s just so far from a simple lamp that blends in, it takes control and stands out. Designed by Mario Botta.
// Photos and styling Allan Torp
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