FATO Gio Ponti (1969), LESBO Angelo Mangiarotti (1967), SHOGUN Mario Botta (1986), ALCINOO Gae Aulenti (1975), PATROCLO Gae Aulenti (1975), ALFA Sergio Mazza (1959), NOTO Michele De Lucchi (2008), PAUSANIA Ettore Sottsass (1983), PIPE Herzog & de Meuron (2002), BOALUM Livio Castiglioni, Gianfranco Frattini (1970), MONTJUIC Santiago Calatrava (1990), PROMETEO Aldo Rossi (1996), GENESY Zaha Hadid (2009), CHIMERA Vico Magistretti (1969), CALLIMACO Ettore Sottsass (1982)
Says Ernesto Gismondi: “Since its foundation in the 1960s, ARTEMIDE has been partnering with great architects: it started with Vico Magistretti and Giò Ponti, then continued with Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Daniel Libeskind, thus demonstrating its ability to innovate and offer multiple solutions to satisfy all lighting needs of everyday living. I met each of them personally, and today continue to work with outstanding international architects. This was and still is a great privilege for me.”
A demonstration that a strong connection exists between design culture and light culture, as well as that architecture is an integral part of the world of ARTEMIDE, is provided by the Masters’ Pieces Collection introduced this year(with a logo
designed by Pierluigi Cerri), which includes masterpieces authored by the greatest masters, such as Gae Aulenti, Mario Botta, Santiago Calatrava, Livio Castiglioni, Michele De Lucchi, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & De Meuron, Angelo Mangiarotti, Vico Magistretti, Enzo Mari, Sergio Mazza, Giò Ponti, Aldo Rossi, and Ettore Sottsass.
The Master’s Pieces Collection by Artemide gathers a number of timeless masterpieces, updated with the LED technology: each one of them implements the long-term concept – open technological platforms for products that can be continuously updated.
Examples include Boalum by Livio Castiglioni and Gianfranco Frattini (1970), a smart project that seems to have been expressly conceived for LED use, andPatroclo by Gae Aulenti (1975), which strikes a perfect balance between Environment (a new version with the LED technology) and Landscape (the emotional blown-glass craft technique), as well as the lighting systems designed by Herzog & De Meuron, whose high performance is still ensured today, and Callimaco (1982) a restyling of Pausania by Ettore Sottsass.