COMPANY

History

Founded in 1960 by Ernesto Gismondi, President, the Artemide Group is based in Pregnana Milanese and operates through 24 controlled and related companies and a distribution network that includes almost 55 single-brand showrooms in major cities all around the world. The Artemide products are distributed in 98 different Countries. With 5 manufacturing plants in Italy, France, Hungary, and Canada, 2 glassworks, and 1 research and innovation team supported by ground breaking prototyping and testing labs, the Group currently employs about 750 units, including 60 involved in R&S activities, thus confirming the primary role of innovation as a key factor for the Group’s success. Technological research, an interaction with renowned architects, as well as socio-cultural investigations have always been at the basis of the innovative projects of Artemide, capable to illuminate the future with the same strength. Today, the Artemide collections convey a unique mix of values: the approach to human and responsible light goes hand in hand with design and material savoir-faire in a blend of next-generation technology and old wisdom - the perfect expression of sustainable design.

Alfa, disegnata da Sergio Mazza

1960

In Milan Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza founded Artemide; the first lamp is born, Alfa, designed by Sergio Mazza on 1959.

Polluce, lampada disegnata da Enzo Mari in collaborazione con Anna Fasolis

1965

Polluce is born, lamp designed by Enzo Mari in collaboration with Anna Fasolis.

Eclisse, disegnata da Vico Magistretti

1967

Compasso d’Oro Award for the "Eclisse" Lamp, designed by Vico Magistretti.

Premio Compasso d'Oro ADI
Tizio, disegnata da Richard Sapper

1972

Richard Sapper designs the lamp with a halogen light source, Tizio, which through the years becomes a symbol of Design through out the world.

Aggregato, disegnata da Enzo Mari

1976

After the success of Polluce, Enzo Mari designs another successful product, Aggregato, in collaboration with Giancarlo Fassina.

Artemide apre la prima filiale negli Stati Uniti d'America

1980

Artemide opens there first branch in the U.S.A.

Artemide lancia sul mercato Tolomeo di Michele De Lucchi e Giancarlo Fassina

1987

Thanks to the collaboration between Michele De Lucchi e Giancarlo Fassina, Artemide launches into the market "Tolomeo", lamp which through the years becomes a symbol of the "made in Italy", present in homes and offices world wide.

Tolomeo, disegnata da Michele De Lucchi e Giancarlo Fassina

1989

Compasso d’Oro Award for the "Tolomeo" lamp, designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina

Premio Compasso d'Oro ADI
“Premio Compasso d’Oro alla carriera”

1995

Compasso d’Oro Award for "Career Achievements"

The Human Light

1996

The Human Light is the manifest that identifies the Artemide Vision: the light at the service of man and his needs. The patented "Metamorfosi" project is born.

Festival internazionale della pubblicità di Cannes

1999

Artemide wins the "Leone di Bronzo" Award at the International advertising festival of Cannes.

Cannes Lions Awards
Pipe, disegnata da Herzog & De Meuron

2004

Compasso d’Oro Award for the "Pipe" lamp, designed by Herzog & De Meuron

Premio Compasso d'Oro ADI
A.L.S.O.

2004

Thanks to the collaboration between designers such as Carlotta de Bevilacqua, Italo Rota e Alessandro Pedretti Project A.L.S.O is born.

Nur (design Ernesto Gismondi) e Tian-Xia (design Carlotta de Bevilacqua)

2004

The Nur Lamp (design Ernesto Gismondi ) and Tian-Xia (design Carlotta de Bevilacqua) from the Metamorfosi range, win the Red Dot Design Award

Red Dot Design Award
Artemide My White Light

2006

Artemide opens a new frontier in the illumination field: the new "My White Light" line is introduced.

Itis, disegnata da Naoto Fukasawa

2007

The "Itis" lamp designed by Naoto Fukasawa wins the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Award
Mercury, disegnata da Ross Lovegrove

2008

The "Mercury" lamp designed by Ross Lovegrove wins the Red Dot Design Award - "best of the best".

Red Dot Design Award
Chocolate, disegnata da A.G. Licht

2008

The "Chocolate" lamp designed by A.G. Licht wins the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Award
Noto, disegnata da Michele De Lucchi

2009

The "Noto" lamp designed by Michele De Lucchi wins the Red Dot Design Award - "best of the best".

Red Dot Design Award
Kao, disegnata da Bruno Houssin

2009

The "Kao" lamp designed by Bruno Houssin wins the Red Dot Design Award - "best of the best".

Red Dot Design Award
Pirce, disegnata da Giuseppe Maurizio Scutellà

2009

The "Pirce" lamp designed by Giuseppe Maurizio Scutellà wins the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Award
Cover, disegnata da Studio Format Design

2010

The "Cover" lamp designed by Studio Format Design wins the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Award
Doride, disegnata da Karim Rashid

2010

The "Doride" lamp designed by Karim Rashid wins the Red Dot Design Award

Red Dot Design Award
Cosmic Leaf, disegnata da Ross Lovegrove

2010

The "Cosmic Leaf" lamp designed by Ross Lovegrove wins the Red Dot Design Award

Red Dot Design Award
Cadmo, disegnata da Karim Rashid

2010

The "Cadmo" lamp designed by Karim Rashid wins the Red Dot Design Award

Red Dot Design Award
Copernico sospensione, disegnata da Carlotta de Bevilacqua – Paolo Dell'Elce

2011

The "Copernico sospensione" lamp designed by Carlotta de Bevilacqua – Paolo Dell'Elce wins the Red Dot Design Award

Red Dot Design Award
Algoritmo,  disegnata da Carlotta de Bevilacqua – Paola di Arianello

2011

The "Algoritmo" lamp designed by Carlotta de Bevilacqua – Paola di Arianello wins the Red Dot Design Award

Red Dot Design Award
Cosmic Rotation parete/soffitto, disegnata da Ross Lovegrove

2011

The "Cosmic Rotation parete/soffitto" lamp designed by Ross Lovegrove wins the Red Dot Design Award

Red Dot Design Award
Cosmic Angel parete, disegnata da Ross Lovegrove

2011

The "Cosmic Angel parete" lamp designed by design Ross Lovegrove wins the Red Dot Design Award

Red Dot Design Award
Ippolito, Alessandro Pedretti

2012

The Ippolito lamp (design Alessandro Pedretti) wins the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Award
Melete, disegnata da Pio & Tito Toso

2012

The Melete lamp (design Pio & Tito Toso) wins the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Award
Cefiso, Alessandro Pedretti

2012

The Cefiso lamp (design Alessandro Pedretti) wins the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Award
IN-EI Collection, disegnata da Issey Miyake

2013

The IN-EI Collection (design Issey Miyake) wins the IF Product Design Award.

IF Product Design Award
Cata, disegnata da Carlotta de Bevilacqua

2013

The Cata lamp (design Carlotta de Bevilacqua) wins the IF Product Design Award.

IF Product Design Award
Rea, disegnata da Neil Poulton

2014

The Rea lamp (design Neil Poulton) wins the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Award
Cata, disegnata da Carlotta de Bevilacqua

2014

The Cata lamp (design Carlotta de Bevilacqua) wins the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Award
Demetra, disegnata da Naoto Fukasawa

2014

The Demetra lamp (design Naoto Fukasawa) wins the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Award
Solium, disegnata da Karim Rashid

2015

The Solium lamp (design Karim Rashid) wins the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Award
Meteorite, disegnata da Pio & Tito Toso

2015

The Meteorite lamp (design Pio & Tito Toso) wins the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Award
Logico Garden, disegnata da Michele De Lucchi

2015

The Logico Garden lamp (design Michele De Lucchi) wins the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Award
Eggboard, disegnata da Giovanni Giacobone - Massimo Roj

2016

The Eggboard lamp (design Giovanni Giacobone - Massimo Roj) wins the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Award