Ripped: A Tribute to Light with Artemide at LDF 2014

By Angelina Puschkarski

Artemide will be present at Design Junction, with a selection of innovative products displayed in a dedicated area at Lighting Junction: an exhibition called ‘A Tribute to Light’ – combining photography and lighting products in partnership with the Italian Consulate of London (Read more here) and an installation – ‘ Contemporary Masters’ – featuring the most recent products developed by the leading lighting manufacturer at Artemide Showroom in London.




Product: Empatia, designed by Carlotta Bevilacqua and Paola di Arianello. This lamp is inspired by the association between the great glass-blowing tradition and the LED technology of Artemide. High interest in the expression potentials of this material resulted into co-operation with master glass blowers to gain full control of the special suppleness of Venetian glass and to work on the balance between surface and light, between subtle densities and transparencies. Hence clear, pure craft objects, each of them unique in all respects. Transparency and opacity are wisely dosed to obtain a glass that reflects light without glaring and without losing efficiency. Hence an optical device, whose heart is a high-performance LED-based light engine created separately from the glass emission body in favour of higher thermal efficiency and performance. Light is controlled with maximum yield and driven towards the glass diffuser through a transparent pipe with a very low absorption coefficient. 


Incalmo, designed by Carlotta Bevilacqua. This special lamp combines three different design principles. Mechanical, optical and thermal, in a single manufacturing process. Thanks to a clever use of geometry and of very small amounts of material, Incalmo is one of the most innovative pieces ever seen. It’s the mix between the traditional glass-blowing technique in a blend whose optical principle of aluminium continues in the clear-mat-alternation of the incalmo technique, developed in the 16th century in Murano, venice.


Equilibrist, designed by Jean Nouvel. Two lamps like a scale pursuing balance. Equilibrist is a signalling leisure object – two different appliances turning, rotating around a vertical axis. A sort of high-tech traffic light, whose signals emit non-symmetrical light. Light control: separated switch dimmer.



18-21 September 2014 • Address: The Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1BA •

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