Eclisse, designed by Vico Magistretti in 1965, won the Compasso d’Oro Award in 1967 and become ambassador of Italian design worldwide. Eclisse is an avant-garde balance between form and function, design and utility. The concept’s foundation lies in its functionality of adjusting the intensity of light through its rotating inner shade that “eclipses” the light source. In fact, with a fixed outer shell and a moveable inner shell the lamp can provide direct or diffuse light. A table lamp, it can also be wall mounted. Painted metal body available in white, red or orange with an on/off switch. Eclisse in part of the permanent collection of the most important design Museums, amongst many the MoMa in New York and the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.
Artemide is a design-oriented Italian manufacturer founded by Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza in 1960. Based in Pregnana Milanese, a suburb of Milan, the company specialises in the manufacture of lighting designed by designers and architects.
The company has won accolades, including the Compasso d’Oro award for lifetime achievement in 1995 and the European Design Prize in 1997.
Artemide lamps are in permanent museum collections, including the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Montreal, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, The Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome.