What a truly wonderful piece of design this lamp is, with contemporary construction and masculinity oozing from every inch, it is easy to see why the Tolomeo range won such a prestigious award. Much like the other lamps, floor lamps and spotlights available in the Tolomeo range, this classic floor lamp has wonderful geometric lines and industrial style dynamism that make it a true icon of the modernist era. The small diffuser at the end of the lamp is an uncommon feature of many modern light designs, but it is what makes this lamp look so elegant, yet so striking and visually powerful.

Design: Smith Designs. Photo: Michael Baxley.
Photo: SGW Architects

The Tolomeo range was created by two designers at the Artemide Group in 1989 and due to its popularity is still made today for the design conscious individuals of the world. The Artemide Group was founded by Ernesto Gismondi in 1959 and operates with 16 subsidiaries and affiliated companies. They have production centres in Italy, France, Germany, the USA, Czech Republic and Hungary and work hard to create iconic and functional pieces of design. Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina, the creators of the Tolomeo range, received the 1989 Compasso d’Oro award for engineering and performance and it is this design excellence that still continues to impress and engage customers all over the world. The Tolomeo range is now an icon of contemporary lighting design and really shows off the intelligence and creativity of the designers at the Artemide Group.

The light that can be achieved from the classic floor lamp is endless, with varying strengths of intensity and ambience. The flare shade can rotate a full 360 degrees making it a multifunctional piece of design for the modern world. When the shade is pointed downwards, it can provide an intense light beam that will bring clarity and direct focus to one particular point. When the diffuser is pointing upwards is can create a wonderfully warm and inviting glow that will brighten up the room with soft ambience. If a more intense light is needed the lamp can be moved downwards with the tension knobs and can point directly at the desired object thanks to it’s moveable structure.

Following the design of other classic lamps such as the clip spotlight, the classic floor lamp features a 5-point adjustable frame and a 360 degree rotatable base and shade. The main frame is made from polished aluminium, while the tension knobs and joints are made from a die-cast polished aluminium. The stem of the light is made from a chromed steel material, whilst the tension cables are made from pure steel for strength and durability.

This classic floor lamp is a must-have for anyone that is loves contemporary and modernistic design. It provides superb task lighting for the home and office and will look fantastic in a range of different décors. The light will look great with other wall lamps, floor lamps or sconce’s from the Tolomeo range and with brighten up and modernise any room.

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