The Artemide products Solium, Meteorite and Logico Garden won the Red Dot Design Award 2015


Milan, March 30, 2015 – The luminaires Solium, Meteorite, and Logico Garden designed, respectively, by Karim Rashid, Pio & Tito Toso, and Michele De Lucchi, received the Red Dot Design Award 2015, one of the main international product design tributes to quality and innovation of manufacturers and designers. A large number of light fittings by Artemide have received the Red Dot Design Award over time. The innovative technology, exquisite design and energy efficiency of these three products were acknowledged once again as the Company’s distinctive features. Solium, designed by Karim Rashid, is a polyurethane floor lamp created through a one-step production process. The lamp body works as a reflector while emitting high-efficiency diffused light. “I envisaged Solium as the negative of light. Its shape is sharp and seductive. Its corrugated base casts a shadow, while its hollow surface emits a light beam bouncing on the lamp and then projecting onto the wall.” Karim Rashid The lamp Meteorite, designed by Pio & Tito Toso, is a perfect combination between the ancient glass-blowing tradition and the technological innovation of Artemide: its two-layer artistic glass diffuser is obtained through “stampo a fermo” glass blowing technique followed by grinding. “Meteorite originates from the pursuit of a new sensibility, a new descriptive language of blown glass applied to lighting. We were inspired by our love for Venetian ‘hammered’ glass, by the grinding effect and the fascinating ‘unfinished’ look of glass after this process.” Pio & Tito Toso Logico Garden, designed by Michele De Lucchi, is an outdoor light fitting conceived to illuminate gardens or pedestrian routes. Logico Garden includes vertical aluminium supports of different heights housing LED light sources, which are covered by polycarbonate screens. “Like all things in the world, light is made of many different fragments but its quality is perceived as a whole. This is true both for natural sunlight and for artificial light.” Michele De Lucchi

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