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Founded in the 1960's in Italy, Artemide is a global leader in architectural design focused lighting. Based in Milan, Artemide has been responsible for some of the most iconic lights designed in the last 50 years. In 1972 Artemide collaborated with Richard Sapper to produce the Tizio desk light. The 1980's saw the launch of the Tolomeo designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina and today both lights are still symbols of design excellence throughout the world.
David Village Lighting are proud to be one of the longest established Artemide dealers in the U.K. Since 1981 we have been specialising in this range of lighting and our knowledge of the brand is unsurpassed.
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Design Icon - Artemide Tolomeo
22 July 2015
The Artemide Tolomeo is a widely recognisable design created in 1986 by designers Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina. It was awarded the prestigious Compasso d’Oro (golden compass) in 1989, this is a rare achievement as only 20 have been given out since its introduction in 1954.
The first design created in this widely ranged collection was the Tolomeo table lamp. It was designed to oppose the Memphis movement which was extremely popular at the time. The Memphis style was highly embellished and garish to some, so the Tolomeo was stripped back and re-invented concentrating on user’s needs. Which is why this lamp became such a well used light amongst creatives, it’s focused lighting and adjustable body / head makes it the perfect working companion. Artemide’s philosophy is ‘The human Light’, referring to their objective to re-design lighting to improve quality of life by illuminating spaces to the requirement of the people.
Almost three decades later and the Tolomeo lamp, as well as its entire range has become hugely popular. The lamp is a standard within many creative studios and offices, they also now feature heavily in magazines as they are now a design classic loved by many stylists. Because of these design enthusiasts, the Tolomeo range has made its way into the home working harmoniously with domestic interiors.
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Classic & stylish addition in the living room:
The iconic table lamp is still light of choice for desks:
Now also available in LED version:
You can even put a Tolomeo in your garden! There is nowhere this lamp wont look good!
|Tags:||Artemide, design, Giancarlo Fassina, icon, Lamp, lighting, Michele De Lucchi, Tolomeo LED|
30 June 2015
It’s that time of year again strawberries & cream, freshly cut grass and Wimbledon whites! As the tennis championship starts we take a look at the summery shade which everyone will be sporting, white! A fresh, bright shade which appeals to so many as it blends in well with most interiors. Here are 15 Love -ly lights to suit the season!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Bestlite, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Moooi, Tom Dixon.|
Elle Decoration July Lighting Features
12 June 2015
Elle Decoration July issue is out and we felt it only fair to share with you what’s currently on trend! This month’s issue is taking a relaxed and easy approach to interior style, minimally designed rooms but with a hint of luxe with accessories and lighting.
There is still a very prominent metallic theme reoccurring throughout Elle Décor. This continues to be a popular trend, as a way of simply updating a space without worry of clashing features/colours. Here is our Elle Decoration feature -
5. Gubi Bestlite BL2 table lamp in Chrome & Matt White
|Tags:||Artemide, Elle Decoration, Flos, Gubi, Interiors, Lamp, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Metallic, Minimal, Tom Dixon.|
Brighten up your summer – Exterior lighting!
5 June 2015
It’s that time of year when it’s beginning to warm up and we venture out into our gardens once again! For the summer months our gardens become another room of our house, a space for entertaining and relaxing. Atmospheric lighting creates a more inviting and liveable space for the season, making up for its neglect over the colder months! Here are our favourite picks of exterior lighting sure to liven up any garden!
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Also a wall light from our very own range Light Attack Pad 1, in dark wood finish.
|Tags:||Artemide, Bover, Exterior lighting, Flos, Foscarini, Garden, Kartell, Light Attack, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Oluce, Summer|
Clerkenwell Design Week 2015!
22 May 2015
We visited Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 in London to see some of our amazing manufacturers, to find out what’s new in their collections. We were mainly eager to see Zero Lighting, Secto Design, Prandina, Artemide and Gubi – All of which are very popular on our website!
The first brand we saw in the Design Factory was Zero Lighting, where we were introduced to new additions in their range.
Seen here is the new Silo Floor lamp, Pom Pendants, Elements table lamp, Fog and Stampa pendants. All available in a range of colours as well as custom colours.
Prandina’s stand made an impact with a huge cluster of Gong metallic pendants hanging around the company name, the new matching Gong table lamps were also on display. A new pendant has been released called Theodora and displayed in a set to show sizes and colour options available, the design is aimed at domestic spaces such as bedrooms because of its soft nature and diffused effect.
Secto Design made an appearance with the new oversized extendable wall lamp, which was designed to move around a space as the inhabitant changes it.
Artemide’s stand was un-missable with their new Glass Collection, a range of handcrafted glass pendants with impressive detailing on the body. Also new for 2015 is the La Petite table lamp, with it’s playful tilted design and sleek finish, were sure this lamp will prove popular.
Finally we made a trip to the Icon House of Culture where Gubi put on a stunning display, amongst lush interiors and inside a shabby yet grand venue they created a very trendy take on the vintage chic style.
Gubi put on display the new Collar pendant which has been highly anticipated, this is the first look at the fitting since Euroluce Milan.
At Clerkenwell Design Week we also saw some new brands whose collections were interesting and enjoyed looking around, such as Orsjo and Deadgood. Watch our website for new brands becoming available!
Thank you to everyone at the show who we met and made us feel welcome!
|Tags:||Artemide, CDW2015, Clerkenwell Design Week 2015, Deadgood, Design, Gubi, Lighting, Prandina, Secto Design, Zero|
Best sellers this month!
11 May 2015
We are starting a new series on the blog showcasing the best sellers for each month, giving customers a view of what’s on trend and which are constant favourites. For the month of April we have seen pale washes of colour or white which match the spring time theme, metallic hints are still popular in brands such as Tom Dixon, Artemide and Flos – a trend seemingly here to stay!
|Tags:||April, Artemide, Flos, furniture, Kartell, lighting, Moooi, popular, Tom Dixon., Trends|
Elle Decoration May Lighting Features
1 May 2015
In case you missed the latest issue of Elle Magazine, here’s a collection of our items featured for the spring trend! The over all theme and feel to the May issue was spring, suggested by its articles there is a light, fresh and airy feel to interiors by bringing the outdoors inside for the improving weather. This included a lighter and paler tone of lighting and accessories as well as more natural elements such as wood, there was also that hint of metallic details for interest. The darker lighting features were of a more minimal and subtle design, which means that these items do not stand out or distract within a space. Have a browse at what’s on trend:
|Tags:||Artemide, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Innermost, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Tom Dixon.|
Exclusive insight into 2015 at Artemide!
14 April 2015
An exclusive insight in to the new products of 2015 from Artemide, to be released for preview at Milan Euroluce Exhibition! A new range from them is the ‘Glass collection’ featuring a selection of products mouth blown or hand crafted with the upmost care and detail. (From left to right) ‘Reverso Strip’ & ‘Reverse Conic’ by Arik Levy. ‘Lana’ & ‘Invero’ by Carlotta de Bevilacqua. ‘Lutetia’ by J.M. Wilmotte. ‘La Petite’ Andrea Quaglio & Manuela Simonelli. ‘Chlorophilia’ by Ross Lovegrove. ‘Discovery’ and ‘Crazy’ by Ernesto Gismondi.
|Tags:||2015, Artemide, design, Euroluce, Exclusive, Exhibition, Glass, preview|
Artemide's new product: Sisifo
11 March 2015
A truly unique new table light from Artemide, the Sisifo lamp consists of a floating illusion LED flat panel which is completely adjustable. The hybrid luminaire balances the need for illuminating a space and for focusing on tasks; this makes the light an ideal business/personal use lamp. With its freedom of movement, large base and LED panel it lends itself to large and small tables, the flat panel allows the lamp to fit in to smaller areas, the large base gives it stability to be moved freely.
The LED source produces a warm white tone to create a soothing environment for relaxation or focused jobs. The Sisifo large diffuser eliminates any harsh shadows with its adjustable head and only throws out a soft, calming light which feels gentle in comparison to some LED lamps. Designed by Scott Wilson in 2012 and introduced at the Frankfurt light + Building show. Available online now.
|Tags:||Artemide, contemporary, Design, Eco, Facebook, Instagram, LED, modern, Pinterest, Polyvore, Sisifo, Twitter|
Additions to the Artemide range
20 February 2015
As of this week we have expanded on our range of Artemide products, a diverse collection to suit residential and commercial spaces. From pendants, to wall lights and table lights many of which are low energy LED, there is also a new outdoor range called Tetragono. You can view the new products via their families: Cariddi – Fato – Groupage – Issey Miyake – Laguna – Meteorite – Nebula - Null Vector – Objective – Sisifo – Tetragono
Here are some examples of the new products added to these collections:
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|Tags:||Artemide, groupage, Issey Miyake, Laguna, LED, new, Null Vector, products, sisifo, talo|
Fifteen Shades of Grey
13 February 2015
To celebrate Valentines Day and the release of the film Fifty Shades of Grey, we thought of no better time than to show you our Grey lighting! From a wide range of tones, sizes, ceiling to table lamps…here is our definitive collection:
1. Foscarini Birdie Table Lamp 2. Diesel for Foscarini Gask Pendant 3. &Tradition Copenhagen Small Pendant 4. Tom Dixon Beat Stout Pendant 5. Moooi Lolita Floor Lamp 6. Louis Poulsen AJ Table Lamp 7. Muuto MHY Pendant 8. Moooi Bell Pendant 9. Muuto Cosy Table Lamp 10. Anglepoise Original 1227 11. Decode Heavy Wall Light 12. Foscarini Aplomb Pendant 13. Artemide Melampo Table Lamp 14. Artemide Tolomeo Pinza 15. Light Years Caravaggio P1 Pendant
Perfect as a gift or to simply add the monochrome style to your living space, one of these Grey showstoppers are sure to please!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Decode, Diesel with Foscarini, fifty shades of grey, floor lamp, Foscarini, grey, Light Years, Moooi, Muuto, pendant, table lamp, Tom Dixon., &Tradition, wall lamp|
Artemide: Issey Miyake Growing in Popularity
12 February 2015
The online popularity of the Issey Miyake for Artemide range is undeniably huge, throughout social media particularly the fold away designs have received a lot of attention. Issey Miyake is dedicated to the needs and existence of men within his clothing designs. These values have aided him in the understanding of creating products for living. Miyake is very environmentally aware, creating the lighting pieces at his Reality Lab where the perfect material would be made from recycled matter. The lights are made up from PET bottles re-treated fibres, this material both created a unique diffused lighting effect, but more importantly would reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions up to 40% compared to making new materials for production.
The design of the lights are based up on traditional Japanese lighting and shapes of origami, but combined with Miyaki’s ability to add a modern twist for contemporary interiors. Since the release of the collaborative range the Artemide X Issey Miyake lights have become the most relevant and favoured sustainable lighting technology.
A new addition to this range is the Wuni Suspension and Mogura Table lamp. The Wuni suspension is quite unique within the collection, the angular folds concertina into a spherical shape which is slightly reminiscent of the Hoshigame table lamp, but more elaborate and designed for ceiling display. The Mogura Table lamp is very much like the Hakofugu Table lamp design, unusual angled 3D squares, but four of them stacked to create the Mogura lamp.
|Tags:||Artemide, designer, eco, environmently friendly, fashion, fold away, hakofugu, Issey Miyake, japanese, lighting, mogura, wuni|
Maison and Objet Key Trends for 2015
31 January 2015
The Maison and Objet event in Paris is a forecast for interior trends for the year ahead, comparable to Fashion week in Spring/Summer. This year the event has predicted four key trends based upon the popular themes and attention created by the exhibitors and exhibition visitors. The first unsurprising trend is Metallics. Particularly warm toned hues. This choice of metallic finishes has progressively become more popular for a few years now and has gradually filtered even down onto the high street! Here are our picks for the Metallic trend:
1 - Kartell Fly Precious Pendants 2 - Tom Dixon Copper Mirror Ball shade 3 - Anglepoise Original 1227 in Chrome 4 - Tom Dixon Base Copper Floor Lamp 5 - &Tradition Utzon in Copper 6 - Terzani Orten’zia Table Lamp in Gold 7 - Foscarini Birdie Table Lamp in Chrome 8 - &Tradition Flowerpot in Copper 9 - Tom Dixon Base Table Lamp in Polish Brass 10 - Kartell Bourgie Copper Table Lamp
Our second trend From Maison and Objet is Hints of Neon, maybe not to everyone’s liking but a just a hint of a bright colour can add a bright cheerful pop of colour into our homes, especially appropriate for the Spring/Summer time. It is a nod to the 90’s as Fashion has also done. Neon has been seen on textiles, furniture, home accessories and also lighting. Be brave and give it a try! Here are our Picks for Neon Trend:
1 – Artemide Tolomeo Tavolo Micro in orange 2 – Artemide Tolomeo Tavolo Micro in yellow 3 – Vibia Wind Suspension in green or orange 4 – Oluce Canopy 422 in Pink 5 – Kartell Ghost Chairs in assorted colours 6 – Kartell Cindy Table Lamp in orange 7 – Kartell Bourgie Table Lamp in Blue
The third trend on the 2015 forecast is the colour Santorini Blue a shade to provoke a Mediterranean but modern vibe, a shade of blue to create tranquillity and timeless look within a space. These are our Santorini Blue Trend options:
Our final trend noted from Maison and Objet is the Natural Minerals, the style has come from the increasing need for eco friendly home fashions and is becoming increasing popular. Aesthetics showcasing a rustic, hand crafted and natural look, often paired with pastel and neutral colours to complete the highly stylish design. Here are our picks from this theme:
|Tags:||2015, Anglepoise, Artemide, Decode, Fabbian, Flos, Foscarini, Interiors, Kartell, Lighting, Maison & Objet, Muuto, Oluce, Santa & Cole, Tom Dixon., &Tradition, trends, Vibia|