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1962 Emma Gismondi 'Chi' Table Lamp for Artemide

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1962 Emma Gismondi Schweinberger 'Chi' Table Lamps for Artemide. This uniquely elegant table lamp is produced in nickeled brass and hand blown green opaline glass. An highly refined and iconic midcentury design that is quintessentially Italian. Two lamps retain their vintage Artemide packaging. Price is per item. 3 lamps available. Literature ref. Charlotte & Peter Feill "1000 Lights, 1960-Present," Taschen, 2005 p. 48. Not UL listed, but recommended UL listing possible from authorized 3rd party vendor upon request for an additional fee. Contact us to facilitate. Please note only one representative example appears in the photos. All lamps in comparable good condition but show some differences. Two lamps with black vinyl cord, one with black cloth. More images available upon request.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Diameter: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1960s
  • Condition
    Rewired: See listing description for details. Wear consistent with age and use. Professionally rewired for 2x US 40 watt max LED candelabra bulbs; faint scuffs, scratches and nicks noted only for accuracy.
  • Seller Location
    Glendale, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: V13661stDibs: LU144728763503

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    Ships From: Glendale, CA
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About the Maker

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.

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