30 years of Tolomeo at the Architektursalon von Gerkan in Hamburg


© Jochen Stüber



1987: Thirty years ago Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina designed Tolomeo, an iconic and functional lamp that changed the way to experience light. Today it is a design icon reproduced in time with cutting-edge technologies and sources.

Opening on July 11, a show on Michele De Lucchi and his partnership with Artemide is organized at the Architektursalon von Gerkan in Hamburg, with broad room dedicated to Tolomeo. It is a story of a close bond and friendship, a storytelling of the evolution of an iconic lamp that speaks about the past, clearly conveys the present, and is still ready to represent the future of Artemide, a company that takes great care of man’s needs in all his surroundings.

From the first table version to the latest floor Tolomeo Maxi, the display includes the broad range of versions introduced by Artemide in time, suited for a variety of environments and providing flexible light to address the needs of all application fields.

“Tolomeo features the ability to adjust, as well as to self-regenerate,” it is a design process that started thirty years ago and is still up to date, capable to convey the spirit of its time and to satisfy man’s needs.

A lamp that contains three elements that are so important to Artemide – technology, creativity, humanism.

For further information:

Tolomeo pronta a tutto”, an interview with Michele De Lucchi, from Lighting Fields No. 6 of Artemide

30 years of Tolomeo – Michele De Lucchi retrospective

Architektursalon von Gerkan – Elbchaussee 139a

22763 Hamburg

Opening: July 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

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