Artemide SENSEable Village, not simply the image of a booth designed for Light&Building by Michele De Lucchi, an architect who has partnered the company for over 30 years, but most of all a specific reference to the research that Artemide has always promoted for light that is sensitive to the needs of all human beings. Light that has become increasingly interactive, smart and versatile for both private and public settings, indoors and out, light that has gradually been incorporated into a network of relations that goes beyond mere lighting, restyling the relationships between light, man, space and the environment.
Artemide, the author of “The Human Light” vision, pursues this path by developing new generations of products that express a parametric human-centred design where light is much more than what we are accustomed to.
Today, Artemide is in a position not only to design the perfect light for any setting, but also of offering digital tools and services that foster an increasingly sophisticated and flexible use, to achieve a dynamic and positive experience.
In doing so, the brand offers a package of expertise and possible application solutions for sophisticated digital protocols and technologies to implement in the designs developed in the lighting industry: IoT interaction, sensors, Dali and DMX-RDM management, software, Artemide App, Geo-LiFi, Li-Fi.
It offers a platform of open possibilities for the creation of new services, capable of developing and integrating with many products and systems in the collection to put together the perfect lighting solution with an innovative interpretation of interaction and service.
This entails an increasingly dynamic, specific and smart approach to the design of quality lighting, now capable thanks to Metamorfosi 2.0 of combining the top professional performance of white light with an unprecedented freedom of colour and colour temperature modulation.
Innovation and research, new optoelectronic patents make for products which merge high manufacturing technology with sophisticated production expertise.
Artemide presents a growing array of versatile systems and product families resulting from partnerships with international architects with an aperture towards the various design cultures across the globe.
Consolidated partnerships such as those with BIG, Neri&Hu, Tapio Rosenius, Foster&Partners, Michele De Lucchi, Neil Poulton and CMR Project have been supplemented with new major figures from the contemporary design world: Gensler with the Series Y office system, as well as Mad architects with Pingtan.
Alejandro Aravena's Studio Elemental, winner of the 2016 Pritzker Prize, brings the number of prestigious award-winning architects who have designed products for the Artemide collection to six: from Aldo Rossi to Norman Foster, Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron, Zaha Hadid and Jean Nouvel.
It presents “O”, "an attempt at balancing the requirements of the natural environment with those of the city" - the perfect example of how technology in Artemide products caters to the needs of ethical and sustainable values in all application fields.
From residential to hospitality and the workplace, from private to public, through to the interpretation of urban spaces where indoor and outdoor interact increasingly, the main focus of “Artemide SENSEable Village”.
Artemide has been working for years in the design of an outdoor light conceived to accommodate the needs of urban areas, with solutions that are not only functional but also interactive and energy-smart, to promote a new sustainable and social dimension for the city and for mankind.
The Manifesto for the SENSEable Village - with the support of Deloitte - originates from the opening of work tables which involve multiple, diverse players, industrial and research organisations, including the Istituto di Informatica e Telematica del CNR (Institute of Information Technology and Data Transmission of the Italian National Research Council) and the University of Padua.
It expresses values, characteristics or objectives which constitute the ideal benchmark for the research work commenced to develop innovative solutions in the field of Smart Cities, bringing to the light concrete projects destined for the present and future SENSEable cities for the creation of high value-added systems and services.