Artemide Lighting are an Italian lighting manufacturer founded by Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza in 1958. Based in Milan suburb Pregnana Milanese, the company specialises in the manufacture of lighting designed by designers and architects.
Richard Sapper's Tizio desk lamp along with Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina's Tolomeo range are products held in high regard in design circles worldwide. Other designer who have collaborated with Artemide Lighting include Ettore Sottsass, Enzo Mari, Neil Poulton and Karim Rashid.
The company has won accolades, including the Compasso d'Oro award for lifetime achievement in 1995 and the European Design Prize in 1997. In 2006 Artemide won two Best of The Best Red dot design awards for lamps designed by designer Neil Poulton and by architects Herzog & de Meuron.
Artemide lamps can be found in museum collections worldwide, including the Musée des Artes Décoratifs de Montreal, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome.