Artemide Australia presents the Masters’ Pieces Collection, a new collection of lights designed to demonstrate the strong connection between design culture, light culture, technology and architecture.
Artemide’s Masters’ Pieces Collection features designs authored by architectural greats 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 Masters’ Pieces Collection by Artemide assembles timeless masterpieces by these architects and updates them with LED technology, allowing each of the lights to continue Artemide’s long-term design requirement to develop products that can be continuously updated to meet new technological advancements.
The Masters’ Pieces Collection of LED lights by Artemide
Alfa designed by Sergio Mazza 1957
The first Artemide lamp, Alfa’s design and proportions offer an ironic nod to the nostalgia towards domestic values of the last century.
Polluce designed by Enzo Mari and Anna Fasolis 2014
Consisting of a sphere of luminous glass with a telescopic, chromium-plated metal structure that may be adjusted to three different heights, the Polluce is a simple, yet sculptural and flexible lighting solution.
Lesbo designed by Angelo Mangiarotti 1967
Evoking Mangiarotti’s architecture, Lesbo’s blown smoked glass diffuser produces a pool of light reminiscent of a pool of water.
Fato designed by Gio Ponti 1969
A table or wall lamp featuring geometrical metal screens that create light and shadow, screened and clear, all enclosed in a square frame, the Fato is a light sculpture with a strong styling connotation to the 1960s.
Chimera Mezzachimera designed by Vico Magistretti 1969/1970
Chimera Mezzachimera’s voluptuous Plexiglas form seems so free yet in reality, the sculptural form obeys a rigid geometry.
Boalum designed by Livio Castiglioni and Gianfranco Frattini 1970
A series of small lamps connected to each other in a flexible structure, the Boalum allows up to four lights to be joined together to create an 8-metre flexible tube.
Alcinoo designed by Gae Aulenti 1975
Alcinoo’s transparent blown glass diffuser is partially covered by a welded metal wire frame resistant to the heat of the glass that is blown within it to adopt the frame’s sculptural form.
Patroclo designed by Gae Aulenti 1975
Patroclo’s armoured shape changes from sphere to ellipse making a perfect synthesis between image, light and production technique. Patroclo is formed by blowing glass within a welded metal wire cage that is resistant to the heat of the glass and adopts its sculptural form.
Callimaco designed by Ettore Sottsass 1982
Callimaco juxtaposes its geometric forms and finishes and is constructed using a painted steel base and diffuser, a stem in painted aluminium and a handle in polished chrome.
Pausania designed by Ettore Sottsass 1983
The Pausania is a re-edition of the famous lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass, updated in LED.
Shogun designed by Mario Botta 1986
Shogun’s white adjustable diffuser in painted perforated steel casts dramatic geometric shadows to provide a strong focal point.
Montjuic designed by Santiago Calatrava 1990
Montjuic’s painted foamed polyurethane form lends a tall, slender and elegant silhouette to its white opaline methacrylate diffuser.
Prometeo designed by Aldo Rossi 1996
Three coloured light projectors in red, green and blue allow the user to create a wide range of coloured light atmospheres. Using a remote control Prometeo can be tuned to one of 12 standard atmospheres or the user can adjust and store up to 86 atmospheres to Prometo’s memory.
Pipe designed by Herzog & de Meuron 2002
Flexible and adjustable, the multi award-winning Pipe has a micro-perforated reflector that not only provides directional light but also allows the structure to be illuminated with studs of light in varying dimensions.
Noto designed by Michele De Lucchi 2008
Noto’s opal blown glass form floats effortlessly in space and offers the option to apply a red filter to the smallest diffuser element.
Genesy designed by Zaha Hadid 2009
Direct LED light and indirect light (halogen or HQI) are controlled separately by two touch dimmers placed on the body lamp.