Artemide from David Village Lighting
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. Inspirational lighting manufactured by Artemide and delivered to you from stock by David Village.
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Salone del Mobile & Milan Deign Week 2016
Milan was a thriving place for designers, creatives and enthusiasts last week. Salone del Mobile and Milan Design week were alive with the most influential interior companies in the industry. Here is a highlight of new lighting and furniture products coming this year…
Laura Pessoni demonstrating her co-designed Silent Field. Ernesto Gismondi and Michele De Lucchi at the display of new Tolomeo outdoor collection.
Jakob Lange and Bjarke Ingels of BIG architects at the reveal of Alphabet of light, a new item completely customisable to create words or numbers.
Much of Artemide’s display was held at their Milan showroom, where new and current decorative lighting was featured. Carlotta de Bevilacqua and designers at Mercedes-Benz Style with Ameluna suspension.
Foscarini’s installation designed by Ferruccio Laviani. Graphic lines and bold colours create the ‘Reality or Illusion’ themed space.
Art installation focusing on 25th anniversary of Foscarini Lumiere table lamp. Documentary style film clips show in the background, featuring prominent events that happened during Lumiere’s production.
Diesel Home also exhibited at Salone del Mobile showcasing new lighting from their successful collaboration with Foscarini.
Kartell released a number of exciting future designs, including ‘Aledin’ table lamp by Alberto and Francesco Meda.
Portable and rechargeable ‘lantern’ by Fabio Novembre, the light you can take with you wherever you go.
Kartell released a kids range, comprising of swings, customised chairs and rocking horses designed by Nendo Japan. Known for their creative seating designs, Kartell did not disappoint by revealing new additions for the future. The levitating chair by Eugeni Quitllet was particularly eye catching for its unique design.
Moooi Showroom in Milan was a stunning display made into a series of rooms. Beautifully designed interiors exhibited their popular collections, as well as new lighting and furniture items to be released later this year.
Newest addition to the Muuto lighting range is Control, a table lamp available in a range of colours. This lamp’s main feature is the integrated rotary dimmer.
A new wall light also revealed, reminiscent of the Ambit pendants form.
&Tradition introduced new colours to their popular collections: Topan, Flowerpot pendant and Flowerpot table lamp. These colours include neutral tones which will compliment contemporary interiors.
|Tags:||Artemide, Foscarini, Kartell, Milan Design Week, Moooi, Muuto, Salone del Mobile, &Tradition|
Elle Decoration Features of May 2016
The arrival of spring has encouraged many to try colour in their interior spaces. Neutral or metallic lighting and accessories are the ideal choice for complimenting bold decorative decisions! Elle Decoration May reflected this interior theme perfectly, matching bold colours and prints in walls or upholstery with contemporary lighting features. This month Gubi released the MultiLite pendant, as previewed in the recent design shows. (Available as of summer 2016) The MultiLite has created a lot of interest with its unusual design, the form is able to move and rotate to allow versatile use.
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Flos, Gubi, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Oluce|
Elle Decoration Features April 2016
Elle Décor April highlighted tips and tricks for decorating homes into inspiring spaces. With the help of colour themes and accessories to brighten the dullest of interior designs, it has never been simpler. Add complimenting colours within lighting, furniture or eclectics to create a stylish and uplifting atmosphere. The use of mixed materials such as metals, wood or synthetics forms an extra dimension with interesting textures. Here are our lighting features of April…
|Tags:||Artemide, Bocci, Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Gubi, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Muuto, Orsjo Belysning, Santa & Cole, &Tradition|
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Spread a little love this Valentine’s Day, set the mood with our range of atmospheric lighting. Treat your loved ones or your home to a beautiful lighting feature; these decorative details really make all the difference.
All of these stunning lights are now on discount, browse through our website to uncover exclusive deals! Shop from the best in designer brands such as: Foscarini, Artemide, Flos, Anglepoise and many more.
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Decor, Design, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Kartell, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Santa & Cole, Valentine's Day, Valentines Day|
Elle Decoration: March Lighting Features
February, a new month of trends to pave the way for a stylish new year! Elle Decoration March features a ‘green’ eco theme (such as pendant 1), also looking to the future with classic, minimal design which stands the test of time. Shop this collection of staple lighting features which will bring style and light to your home, for years to come!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Gubi, Louis Poulsen, Muuto, &Tradition|
Iconic design of ITIS
Completely adjustable to the user’s needs, Itis by Artemide makes the perfect desk light. The stem is able to pivot at a 90 degree angle from the steel base, allowing the light source to fall at the desired height. The head of the lamp also rotates 180 degrees to create the angle needed for the task at hand.
Ideal lighting for tasks at the office and at home, Itis has a dimmable LED light source allowing seamless transition from focused to ambient lighting.
Comprising of two discs and an adjustable stem, this minimalistic lamp has a clever architectural design to allow user’s complete control over their lighting.
Available in two colours to suit a range of interior situations.
With it's stunning presentation box, Artemide ITIS ( in stock) makes the perfect gift!
|Tags:||Artemide, decor, design, icon, interiors, Itis, Lighting, Table lamp|
Elle Decoration February
Welcome 2016! A new year for design and interior trends as set by Elle Decoration. February’s magazine features all new décor styles to bring homes and interior spaces up to date, including en vogue fashions and must haves of 2016! Here is our selection of lighting and furniture that is sure to get your year off to a good start!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Bestlite, Elle Decoration UK, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Kartell, Lighting, Santa & Cole, Tom Dixon.|
SALE NOW ON!
Take a browse through our favourites available online...
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Discount, Foscarini, Kartell, SALE, Tom Dixon.|
Elle Decoration UK January Features
It’s that time again....Elle Decoration have released their monthly inspirational collection of stylish decorative items, including lighting and furniture! January’s magazine features a wide selection of suitable gifts for those house proud friends & family, such as the beautiful table lamps above. Here is Elle Decoration’s collection of gifts, interior features and this season’s must haves.
Cool tones and monochromatic interior décor can been seen throughout the editorials, whites creates a blank canvas for stylish details and calming atmosphere.
-Shop the collection-
|Tags:||Artemide, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Kartell, Luceplan, Tom Dixon.|
Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide
The Christmas season is fast approaching and we at David Village Lighting have put together a gift guide! We present you with a collection of the most desirable in lighting / home accessories your nearest and dearest will be sure to love! We feature luxury metallics, heavenly scents and intriguing designs that are a joy to behold. Shop our premium ideas here…
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Flos Miss K //
|Tags:||Artemide, Flos, Foscarini, Innermost, Kartell, Marset, Tom Dixon.|
Elle Decoration December Features!
Tis’ the season to be stylish! Here we preview December’s winter luxe interior designs to add warmth to your home, seasonal trends and festive solutions. You may have seen us named as supplier of the stunning Foscarini Plass suspension (5); this and more are available now at David Village Lighting! Check out our December Features from Elle Decoration, be inspired to breathe new life into your space this winter.
Warm metallic detailing can be seen across many types of home adornment, from lighting to furniture & accessories. This metallic touch combines perfectly with dark, moody colours of the winter season.
|Tags:||Artemide, December, Elle Decoration, Elle Decoration UK, Flos, Foscarini, Interiors, Kartell, Lighting, Tom Dixon.|
Elle Decoration November - Lighting Special!
The November issue of Elle Decoration UK focuses on lighting! Featuring new releases, timeless classics and the most desired luminaires on the planet. As the months get darker, create a warm and cosy environment within your own space. Add light! Add style! Add warmth! Check out Elle Decoration’s lighting recommendations here on our site.
1. Bocci 73.3 Suspension 2. Fontana Arte Nebra Suspensions (Coming soon)
|Tags:||Artemide, Bocci, Elle Decor, Elle Decoration UK, Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Gubi, Innermost, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Muuto, Tom Dixon., &Tradition, Zero|
The very latest from Artemide
New collections are now available from Artemide on our website, some of which were presented at events such as Euroluce and Clerkenwell Design Week. Table lamp ‘Le Petite’ is an architectural lamp with the shade balancing at a curious angle on a tilted stem, a re-imagined design of the traditional table lamp.
This design is available in three colours: white, black and red/white, it is currently on special offer for Christmas. Each lamp also comes with its own presentation box for this limited time only!
New additions to the Meteorite family, joining the current sizes: 15 and 35. There is now a larger 48 size available as a table lamp, suspension or ceiling/wall light.
Artemide Vigo Wall and Suspension is now available, taking inspiration from the classical conical shape but creating aesthetic contrast by using two cones of glass. The outer cone makes an invisible shade effect, the second directs and diffuses the light.
A new collection called Fiamma is a lighting element designed to industry standard, but the aesthetics were intended for an everyday environment such as home or offices. The collection is available in aluminium or black, consisting of a table lamp, wall lamp, floor lamp and suspension light.
Unterlinden is a low cost energy efficient LED light source, with a polished aluminium interior to reflect the light successfully from the concentrated lens. The shade has a textured antique appearance available in aluminium or brass, creating a glamorous old fashioned style.
|Tags:||Artemide, christmas, Fiamma, interior design, La Petite, lighting, Meteorite, NEW, Unterlinden, Vigo|
Artemide Spectral Light at 100% Design London
David Village Lighting were in London for the Annual 100% Design event. One item which was most captivating was the Artemide Spectral light, this also received a lot of attention at the Milan Euroluce expo earlier this year.
Architect Philippe Rahm is known for his design experiments between architecture, meteorology and physiology.Rahm is the creator of this scientifically designed lighting feature, it explores the light spectrum and how it affects humans, pets and plants.
The idea behind the Spectral light is to show how wavelengths have three main purposes: the first is health & biology, the second is conservation to combat global warming, the third is to further the development of artificial light such as LEDs.The lights demonstrated are those on the spectrum which are required to see, grow and photosynthesize.
Illustrated above are the colour wavelengths which each living thing can see or respond to, these shades are displayed on the Spectral light by Artemide.
See video of Artemide Spectral Light.
|Tags:||100design, 100% Design, Artemide, Design, Lighting, science, Spectral light|
Design Icon - Artemide Tolomeo
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|
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
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!
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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(From left to right)
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!
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!
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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|