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Artemide

Artemide is an iconic firm in the design world. The mid-century Italian company is one of the best known lighting manufacturers and its award-winning fixtures are held in museum collections everywhere. Vintage Artemide table lamps, pendants, ceiling lamps and other lighting represent a thoughtful merge between functionalism and eye-catching design.

Artemide, which is based in Pregnana, was founded by Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza in 1959. During that year, Mazza created the first table lamp for the manufacturer — a modernist work in glass, marble and metal that he called the Alfa. Gismondi, who studied aeronautical engineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan and missile engineering at Rome’s Professional School of Engineering, applied his knowledge of cutting edge technology and materials such as fiberglass resin to Artemide’s designs for lighting and furniture.

In 1967, Artemide won Italy’s Compasso d'Oro design award for its Eclisse table lamp, which was designed by Vico Magistretti two years earlier. Other award-winning fixtures include the Tizio table lamp designed by Richard Sapper and the Tolomeo table lamp.

Designed by Michele de Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina, the Tolomeo featured the patented George Carwardine mechanism used in the original Anglepoise lamp. De Lucchi would later be recruited to join visionary postmodern design collective the Memphis Group. Artemide’s Gismondi purchased the brand after founder Ettore Sottsass dismantled the collective in 1988, and it was bought by Alberto Bianchi Albrici in 1996.

Artemide’s list of design, innovation, sustainability and other industry awards is long and distinguished. The firm continues to actively collaborate with internationally revered designers and seek out new talent through workshops with design schools. The company’s deeply held values — energy-saving lighting, sustainable design and ethically sourced materials — characterize its current offerings, and Artemide furniture and lighting can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and other institutions.

On 1stDibs, find Artemide tables, seating, floor lamps, chandeliers and more.

Average Sold Price
$1,643
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Materials
Italian Modern Black Tizio Table Lamp by Richard Sapper for Artemide, 1972
By Richard Sapper, Artemide
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern black metal and plastic adjustable Tizio table lamp by Richard Sapper for Artemide, 1972 Tizio table lamp, adjustable, in metal and plastic, with double light intensi...
Category

1970s Italian Modern Vintage Artemide

Materials

Metal

Single Glass and Brass "Clio" Wall or Ceiling Light by Sergio Mazza
By Sergio Mazza, Artemide
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brass and opalescent glass wall or ceiling light designed by Sergio Mazza for Artemide in Italy, circa 1960s. Light can be mounted as wall light or ceiling light. Brass has been rest...
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Artemide

Materials

Brass

Two "Clinio" Wall Lights by Vico Magistretti for Artemide
By Vico Magistretti, Artemide
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Four brass-plated nickel and opalescent glass wall lights by Vico Magistretti for Artemide designed in Italy in 1961. Sold and priced individually. Restored and rewired for US juncti...
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Artemide

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Single "Patroclo" Table Lamp by Gae Aulenti for Artemide
By Artemide, Gae Aulenti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Single Patroclo table lamp by Gae Aulenti for Artemide. Originally designed in 1975. This is a current dead stock edition produced in Italy by Artemide. Comes with full range dimmer ...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Artemide

Materials

Metal

"Platea" Table Lamp by Ferrari and Mazzucchelli Tartaglino for Artemide
By Franco Mazzuchelli Tartaglino and Leonardo Ferrari 1, Artemide
Located in Milan, IT
Large "Platea" table lamp by Leonardo Ferrari and Franco Mazzucchelli Tartaglino for Artemide. Blue navy metal base supports two smoked glass shades.
Category

1960s Italian Vintage Artemide

Materials

Metal

Area Curvea Table Lamp by Mario Bellini for Artemide 1970s
By Mario Bellini, Artemide
Located in Lasne, BE
Beautiful table Lamp in metal and paper of white color of Mario Bellini. Wear at the level of the paper. Wear due to time and age of the lamp.
Category

1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Artemide

Materials

Metal

Gianfranco Frattini Megaron Floor Lamp for Artemide
By Artemide, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Glendale, CA
Gianfranco Frattini Megaron floor lamp for Artemide. New modern edition of the design Classic by Gianfranco Frattini from 1979. The elegant uplighter radiates with its timeless outer...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Artemide

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Efebino Stool by Stacy Dukes for Artemide, 1966
By Artemide, Stacy Dukes
Located in Lasne, BE
White plastic chair. Stamped under the seat. Measures: Seat height: 24cm Wear due to time and age of the chair.      
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Artemide

Materials

Plastic

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Artemide furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Artemide furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Artemide collection of furniture, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 377 vintage editions of these items, while there are 524 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Artemide were created in Europe during the 21st century and contemporary style in Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture by Barovier & Toso, Stilnovo and Flos if you are looking for additional options. The prices for Artemide furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $105 and tops out at $14,155, while pieces like these can sell for $990 on average.

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