Artemide pays homage to the great architects of our time during The London Design Festival
Lighting specialist Artemide announces its presence in three exciting initiatives throughout London during this year’s Design Festival:
1.Artemide and Elliot Erwitt
Opening 11th September 2014
From 6.00pm to 9.00pm
The Consulate General of Italy
83-86 Farringdon Street – London EC4A 3BL
To celebrate London Design Festival Artemide London invites you to an exclusive drinks reception to present “A tribute to light”: an exhibition celebrating the great architects and designers of our time, at the Consulate General of Italy in London.
“A tribute to light” combines a collection of portraits by world-famous photographer Elliott Erwitt, depicting contemporary leading architects and designers, together with a selection of Artemide’s iconic lights.
• Dates: 12th September – 31st December 2014
• Visiting: Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th September – 10am-1pm
• By appointment only; to book, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Please note that the display will be illuminated and can be viewed on street level for the duration of the exhibition
• Address: Italian Consulate General, 83-86 Farringdon Street, London, EC4A 3BL, www.conslondra.esteri.it
2.Artemide Design, Architectural, Outdoor News and Danese Collection
Artemide’s London showroom – located in a grade II listed building that was once the home of early 19th Century architect Augustus Charles Pugin – will play host to LED Masters’pieces, an installation featuring the most recent products developed by Artemide and Danese (Artemide Group). The installation will include state of the art lighting solutions, which provide the perfect answer for projects across residential and architectural; the display will also include, for the first time in London, an outdoor selection, displayed in the courtyard of the historical Great Russell street’s store.
Artemide’s ongoing association with leading names in the world of architecture continues, and is well represented by products on display by David Chipperfield (Conica), Carlotta de Bevilacqua (Incalmo, Incipit), Michele de Lucchi (Ambrosia), Herzog & de Meuron (Unterlinden), Ross Lovegrove (Space Cloud, Mercury), Jean Nouvel (Objective, Equilibrist), and Zaha Hadid (Genesy).
A new LED version of two iconic lights created by design visionary Ettore Sottsass for Artemide, Callimaco (1982) and Pausania (1983) will also be on show. LED Masters’pieces will be part of ‘Interni60’, a programme organised by the leading Italian design publication Interni to celebrate its 60th anniversary, featuring a series of design conversations in key design stores throughout London.
Artemide’s Building – 106 Great Russel Street – London
• Dates: 13 – 21 September
• Visiting: Monday – Saturday 9.00 – 17.00 (closed 1pm – 1.30pm)
• Address: 106 Great Russell St London, UK WC1B 3NB , 020 7631 5200, www.artemide.com
• To celebrate London Design Festival the Artemide showroom will be offering a 15% discount on all lighting in store for VISA cardholders
3.Artemide at DesignJunction
18th – 21st September 2014
The Sorting Office
21-23 New Oxford Street – London WC1A 1BA
Artemide is delighted to confirm its presence at designjunction, with a selection of innovative products including Algoritmo System by Carlotta de Bevilacqua & Paola di Arianello, Pirce by Giuseppe Scutella, in new colour finishes and LED versions, and Ilio by Ernesto Gismondi – all displayed at the show’s dedicated area Lighting Junction. Experts in combining traditional techniques with the latest lighting technologies, Artemide will also present Empatia by Carlotta de Bevilacqua & Paola di Arianello – winner of a Wallpaper* design award 2014 for “Best Transparency” – which incorporates hand-blown Murano glass and LED lighting; and Meteorite, by Pio & Tito Toso, which is too hand-blown in Artemide’s factory in Venice, and then cold pressed by an external mould to leave a delicate pattern imprinted on its glass surface.
Returning to the Sorting Office, on New Oxford street, for its fourth edition, designjunction has firmly established itself as one of the leading destinations for contemporary interior design and culture, with shows in London, Milan and New York. This year, Lighting Junction – a platform presenting world-class brands in the lighting industry – will be located in the building’s basement, which will offer a dramatic industrial backdrop for this much loved section of the show.
• Dates: 18th -21st September 2014
• Address: The Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1BA
• Opening hours:
18th September 11.00am – 9.00pm
19th and 20th September 11.00am – 8.00pm
21st September 11.00am – 5.00pm