Artemide’ s responsible light illuminates contemporary art



Venice, May 2015 – The Italian group Artemide, a major international player in lighting history, is a sponsor of the 56th International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale, whose title this year is “All the World’s Futures”.

This important partnership with contemporary art further confirms the ongoing effort of Artemide to disseminate culture through its lighting projects, as well as the company’s ability to pursue continuous innovation by creating ideal solutions for man’s environment and for its fitting. Artemide also supports the world’s most renowned contemporary art exhibition with its lighting projects, interacting with visitors both indoor and outdoor.

The light of Artemide is a unique mix of values and know how: the company’s approach to human and responsible light is combined with a design and material savoir-faire, creating a connection between next-generation technology and old wisdom – a perfect expression of sustainable design.

The Bookshop features the LED light of the IN-EI collection designed by Issey Miyake and of the special clusters of Empatia, proof of the combination between innovation and the Venetian glass-blowing art, designed by Carlotta de Bevilacqua and Paola di Arianello.

Patrons at the restaurant Le Bombarde are welcomed by the colourful scenes of Les Danseuses, a hybrid light and air project designed by Atelier Oi for Danese. Colours and minimal forms go hand in hand also in the Ilio appliances designed by Ernesto Gismondi, integrating the lighting project for the restaurant.

The Press Room is fitted with iconic appliances that convey the great history of Artemide and bear evidence of the Group’s ongoing cooperation with architects and designers of international renown.

The outdoor spaces of the Belvedere Bar feature the Piroscafo lamps by Ernesto Gismondi, which are perfectly integrated into the landscape without disturbing visitors enjoying the beautiful view.

At the Garden Bar and in the outdoor spaces of the Arsenal, the light of Artemide interacts with visitors in projects like Empirico by Karim Rashid and Tolomeo by Michele De Lucchi. The latter, in its outdoor versions, is further proof of the uniqueness of Artemide – design skill, technology, and focus on man and the planet are simply expressed in a product that, after almost 30 years of history, can still illuminate the future with unabated power.

The light of Artemide, visible at the 56th International Art Exhibition, is innovative, universal, sustainable and originates from a research and a culture focused on man’s future, wellbeing, and relation with the surrounding environment and landscape.


Artemide illuminates the Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini
Virtual Tour Artemide 2015