-The Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp was designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina -This lamp can be in a polished aluminum finish or matt finish -Fully adjustable, articulated arm body structure in extruded, brilliant, natural anodized aluminum -Joints, tension control knobs and mountings in polished die-cast aluminum -Tension cables in stainless steel -Shade in stamped, anodized matte aluminum, tiltable and 360°rotatable on lampholder with on/off switch on cord
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Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp was designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina
The reflector of Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp is made from aluminum with lacquered finish
Joints, tension control knobs and mountings in polished die-cast aluminum
Dimmer fixed on the transparent plastic cord
The base of the Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp is made of die cast aluminum with matt finish
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A Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp is packed in one export standard carton
The Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp is firstly packed into a PE bag to avoid moisture and moulding
A prolific, versatile designer, Michele De Lucchi organizes his work into clearly defined periods that take shape along the path of his personal artistic trajectory. Rather than develop his career within a single design discipline – be it industrial, furniture, interior, lighting or architectural design – he chose to move freely among them all, creating door pulls for Valli Colombo, laptops for Olivetti, desk lamps for Artemide, and tape dispensers for Pelikan while designing exhibitions, banks in Germany, apartment buildings in Japan, assorted chairs, vases, and office furniture.
De Lucchi reminds one of Alexander Calder, if only in spirit, for the way in which his precisely engineered objects ally themselves with the young at heart through playful tectonics and the use of color. Unlike Calder, he has no consistent style that carries through his body of work. Brightly colored objects covered in bold, geometric patterns produced for Memphis in the 1980s – including Kristall, a table that resembles a four-legged pet – appear to be made by a different hand than the sleek, pristine Macchina Minima (Minimal Machine) he created with Mario Rossi for Produzione Privata in the 1990s. Yet each period is characterized by an intellectual rigor derived from De Lucchi's early experimentation with conceptual art. The fact that one creation can be so stylistically different from another may also be attributed to the designer's ability to collaborate with and learn from other artists.
It was through such collaboration that De Lucchi began to receive international attention. He was a key player in Memphis, the Milan-based design group organized around Ettore Sottsass of Olivetti. Sottsass, De Lucchi's mentor, was instrumental in making radical design notions palatable to popular taste as early as the 1950s. De Lucchi exhibited with the group from 1981-1987. In 1988 he moved his studio to Milan where he continues to work on a variety of industrial design and architectural projects. In an interview in Designer Monographs 1: Michele De Lucchi, edited by Alex Buck and Matthias Vogt (Berlin: Ernst & Sohn, 1993), De Lucchi confesses that he would like to be more at home in the world of electronics but that he believes his greatest challenge as a designer will be in the field of architecture.