Founded in 1960 by Ernesto Gismondi, Artemide is based in Pregnana Milanese, Italy, and operates through 24 subsidiaries. Its distribution network includes 55 branded showrooms in the main cities around the world. Artemide products are distributed in 98 countries. With five manufacturing units in Italy, France, Hungary, and Canada, two glass-works, and one Research & Development centre supported by prototyping labs and groundbreaking tests, the Artemide Group currently has more than 750 employees, including 60 engaged in R&D, thus confirming the key role of innovation in the Group’s success. At Artemide, technological research, partnerships with outstanding architects, as well as sociocultural investigation have been from the outset at the origin of innovative projects capable to illuminate the future with unabated power.
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, combining next-generation technology with ancient wisdoms, a perfect expression of sustainable design.
The Human Light
“The Human Light” perfectly expresses the philosophy Artemide follows when designing their lighting. Artemide always bases its work on human needs. The Italian designer brand name strives to create well-thought out designs that are a significant and useful addition to everyday life.
So, flexibility and adaptability are the major strengths of their stylish designs. Lighting is harmonised with the room, the mood and the consumer’s life stage.
Artemide believes it is very important that their lighting is sustainably developed, which is reflected throughout the entire production process.
Their products’ designs avoid the use of materials that are difficult to recycle. Attention is paid to ensure that raw materials are used carefully. The company strives to design products that consume a minimum amount of energy during production and as an end product. In addition, these delightful creations are carefully packaged with a view to minimising the amount of waste and making that waste easier to recycle by the end user.
Artemide’s commitment goes even further by giving workshops and seminars. The brand name is trying to share its knowledge of sustainable lighting and its views on the environment.