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Artemide castore 14 suspensionlamp 14

Design: Michele de Lucchi en Huub Ubbens

Artemide CASTORE 14 Suspension diffuser Nr. 1045010A design is enhanced by a removable-fitting and tapering luminous stem, that makes gentle the transition from the strong diffuser light to the blind lamp structure area. Ceiling rose and stem in thermoplastic resin, blown glass diffuser. Diffused and direct light emission. A family of infinite possibilities, Castore is acknowledged for creating tranquil home environments. Castore is best suited for warm lighting, providing a peaceful and cozy ambience, even through its white translucent polycarbonate that allows for partial soft light to diffuse up the stem. The option of playful configuration makes Castore an object of desire. The variation in placement and versatility in adaptation make it an interesting addition to any interior, whether residential, hospitality, or contract applications. The spheres of white glass are crafted with sophisticated glass hand blowing savoir-faire, supported by steel tubing covered in a tapered sleeve of white translucent molded polycarbonate. Castore is not restricted to the conventional wall mounting, ceiling or fixed pedestal format. Castore’s ability to stand alone or be configured in various clustering patterns makes this fixture the ace of permutation and combination in lighting. The luminaire is max. for a halogen light source 60W G9 fitting = 1.020 lm

Manufacturer: Artemide

Founded in 1960 by Ernesto Gismondi, President, the Artemide Group is based in Pregnana Milanese and operates through 24 controlled and related companies and a distribution network that includes almost 55 single-brand showrooms in major cities all around the world. The Artemide products are distributed in 98 different Countries. With 5 manufacturing plants in Italy, France, Hungary, and Canada, 2 glassworks, and 1 research and innovation team supported by ground breaking prototyping and testing labs, the Group currently employs about 750 units, including 60 involved in R&S activities, thus confirming the primary role of innovation as a key factor for the Group’s success. Technological research, an interaction with renowned architects, as well as socio-cultural investigations have always been at the basis of the innovative projects of Artemide, capable to illuminate the future with the same strength. Today, the Artemide collections convey a unique mix of values: the approach to human and responsible light goes hand in hand with design and material savoir-faire in a blend of next-generation technology and old wisdom - the perfect expression of sustainable design.

Designer: Michele de Lucchi

Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara and graduated in architecture in Florence. In the years of radical and experimental architecture, he was a major player in such movements as Cavart, Alchymia, and Memphis. Designed lamps and furnishing items for the most renowned Italian and European companies. Was in charge of Design at Olivetti from 1988 to 2002, developed experimental projects and conceived a number of personal theories on office development. Designed and refurbished buildings in Japan for NTT, in Germany for Deutsche Bank, in Switzerland for Novartis, and in Italy for Enel, Olivetti, Piaggio, Poste Italiane, Telecom Italia. Has been in charge of requalification of a number of power plants for Enel since 1999. Cooperated to the image development of Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bundesbahn, Enel, Poste Italiane, Telecom Italia, Hera, Intesa Sanpaolo, and other Italian and foreign companies, introducing technical and aesthetic innovation in work places. Designed set-ups for art and design exhibitions, as well as buildings and exhibiting layouts for such museums as the Milan Triennale, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, the Neues Museum in Berlin. In recent years, developed a number of architecture projects for private and public clients in Georgia, including the Ministry of the Interiors and the Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, recently opened. His professional activity was always supported by personal studies on the themes of design, drawing, technology, and handicraft. In 1990 created Produzione Privata, a small enterprise in which Michele De Lucchi designs products that are then implemented using craft techniques and methods. Has been carving small houses in wood using a power saw since 2004 in order to pursue the essential character of architectural forms. The MDL S.r.l. studio has offices in Milan and Rome. In 2003, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris acquired a significant number of his works. A selection of his objects is on display in the main museums of Europe, the U.S., and Japan. Received several international acknowledgements. Won the Compasso d’Oro-ADI award in 1989 for the lamp Tolomeo, designed for Artemide, and in 2001 for the printer Olivetti Artjet 10. Was decorated Official of the Italian Republic in 2000 by President Ciampi for merits in the field of design and architecture. Was appointed Full Professor in 2001 at the Faculty of Design and Arts of the University Architecture Institute of Venice for his undisputed renown. Received an Honorary Degree in 2006 from the Kingston University for his contribution to the “quality of life”. Has been a Full Professor at the Faculty of Design of the Milan Polytechnic and a Member of the National Academy of San Luca in Rome since 2008. Received the Golden Fleece Order in 2009 and the Presidential Order of Excellency from Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia, in 2010.

Designer: Huub Ubbens

Born in the Netherlands in October 1964, Huub Ubbens graduated at the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam in 1992. In 1991 he collaborated with the studio Cappelli&Ranzo in Naples. In 1993 he moved to Milan where he collaborated with different designers such as Marco Ferreri, Andrea Branzi and Claudio La Viola. From 1997 to 2004 he worked for the company Artemide as the head of the design department. From 2001 to 2007 he was the art director of Danese-Milano. Huub Ubbens In 2005 he started up his own design studio in Milan. Huub collaborates with various companies such as Artemide, 3M, Danese-Milano, Montina, Malofancon, Gheos-Wappe, BBB-Bonacina, Hema, Forsale Comunication, Alessi, Escudama, Arte&Cuoio, Monumedia and Comune di Milano He teaches and guides workshops at various design schools in Italy, France, Brazil and Russia.: SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milan, University of Architecture, Naples; University of Architecture, Milan; Sustentare, Sao Paolo (BR); EID design school, Toulon (FR); University “la Sapienza”, Rome; Artfuture, S. Petersburg (RU). In the 2010 he moves to Montpellier, France. Art direction “Art direction is a very challenging work as it requests a vivid dialogue with different types of professionals, coming both from the marketing and research and development department as well as from outside the company, meaning designers. It is a responsible job which needs assertiveness, analytic capabilities, a lot of passion and a little of madness as well.” From 1997 to 2004, Huub Ubbens works as the head of the design department for the Milan based lighting company Artemide. From 2001 to 2007 he is art-director of the Italian company Danese-Milano.

Technical details

  • General

    • Product number1045010A
    • ManufacturerArtemide
    • Warranty5 years after registration
    • Color Bodywhite
    • SeriesCastore
    • DesignerMichele de Lucchi
    • DesignerHuub Ubbens
    • SocketG9
  • Electrical details

    • Dimmableno
    • IP-value20
    • Voltage230 Volt
  • Dimensions

    • Height2000 mm
    • Diameter140 mm