With its sinuous curves in injected moulded resin the Nesso, originally conceived in 1965, anticipates and signals the dawn of a new design era. Testament to its iconic status the table lamp has been included in the MoMA permanent design collection since its production start in 1967.
Beyond its aesthetic qualities the Nesso is a handy table lamp combining direct and diffuse lighting.
Born in 1933, Giancarlo Mattioli is an Italian designer who rose to fame during the 1950s and 60s.
His most famous work, the Nesso Table Lamp, is part of the collection at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and other important museums, and remains stylish and modern despite being created in the mid 20th century. The celebrated Nesso won first prize at the Studio Artemide Domus competition in Milan in 1965.
Gruppo Architetti Urbanisti "Città Nuova" was formed in the 1960s by Pierluigi Cervellati, Umberto Maccaferri, Giancarlo Mattioli, Franco Morelli, Gianpaolo Mazzucato, and Mario Zaffagnini.
Artemide Group is a global leader in the residential and the high-end professional illumination sector. Based in Pregnana Milanese, just outside Milan, the brand is distributed worldwide through a network of own showrooms and collaborations with prestigious lighting retail stores.
Founded in 1960 and guided by its "Human Light" philosophy, today Artemide has become synonymous with design, innovation and "Made in Italy".
At the core "The Human Light" means placing the competence of Artemide at the service of man and responding to the need for flexibility and adaptability with utmost visual accuracy and minimum consumption of environmental resources.
Artemide has contributed to the history of modern design with creations like the Eclisse by Vico Magistretti (1967), the Tolomeo by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina (1989) or the Pipe by Herzog & De Meuron (2004); all three rewarded with the coveted Compasso d'Oro award.
In 1994 the company also received the "Compaso d'Oro" career Award and the European Design Prize In 1997.
Icons from the collection are exhibited in the most prestigious museums worldwide and are included in the design collections of the MoMA and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica in Milan, the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Roma and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
Artemide has always collaborated with established international designers but also actively promotes workshops with design schools (for example the Royal College of Art, London) in order to find the best young talents.
Base and diffuser in injection moulded ABS resin
Diameter 54cm, height 34cm
4 x 2W LED E14
Bulbs not included
Made in Italy
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