Design by Michele De Lucchi, 2003.
The Castore is a table lamp that provides diffused incandescent lighting. It features a diffuser in white handblown glass, with external etched finish.
Lamp Type: INCANDESCENT
Manufacturer Specifications: Click to download specifications.
Model(s): 1044015A 1050005A 1049005A 1048005A
Michele de Lucchi
Born in Ferrara, Michele de Lucchi studied in Padua and in Florence, Italy, where he graduated in architecture in 1975. After completing his studies architecture, his friendship with Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini took him to Milan at the end of the Seventies, where he became one of the main activists in the provocative designer group Memphis. His approach to the creation of new styles in design helped to play an important role in the Memphis movement, but by the late 1980's, de Lucchi had moved on to more traditional designs. After working with Artemide to develop some of their lasting bestsellers, de Lucchi created his Produzione Privata label, which creates small series of his designs featuring exquisite craftsmanship.See other lights/products from Michele de Lucchi
The Artemide Group since 1959, has offered not only lamps for moments of relaxation at home, but also large sophisticated
installations for illuminating public and private professional activities.
Artemide's technological and productive expertise is achieved through research and development centers, with product planning
and engineering, laboratories for technical conformity and self-certification tests, and production units equipped with state-of-
the-art processes. A production structure that can offer expertise in the processing of traditional materials such as glass,
as well as the capacity of innovation with novel materials, such as titanium. Artemide's vast range of options reflects the
commitment of the whole organization to provide a product guaranteed by the Artemide brand, throughout the world, with an image
that is strong and consistent: that of a leader in the lighting field.
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nice for a nightstand light, not great for reading light, small footprint too
By:TP , Designer (CO)
great design, great quality!!
Excelent product, very nice design and on top of that I got my beautiful lamp on sale, what else can I ask?
By:maribel o. , Homeowner (pompano beach fl)
This is our third Castore lamp in our house. We just love the design of this. It is really pretty ball , and for someone who likes modern and none of the dowdy lampshade style table lamp, this is a perfect lamp for you.
By:Lynette L. , Homeowner (San Carlos )
This is a really simple, lovely lamp that produces lots of light but takes up little space. I put it by the window-it looks like the moon!
By:RCS (New York)
needs an in-line dimmer
Pretty cool, but awfully bright. I mean, really, really bright. We took it to a lamp maker to replace the in-line on-off switch with an in-line Lutron dimmer. They don't come in clear plastic to match the cord, but, oh well.
By:Carrie B. , Homeowner (Kansas City)
Artemide is a headache to deal with but nice lamp
Nice clean design and soft lighting from this Castore Table lamp, love the dimmer on the base! Just beware dealing with Artemide, I got sent 2 incorrect lamps before I got this one!
By:Randy G. , Renter (New York, NY)
What can I say? This is exactly what I was looking for. I read the reviews carefully and made sure I got a size that had the dimmer. This is bright when it needs to be and is very cool looking. Not for the person with traditional taste, this is a modern lamp.
By:Toni B. , Homeowner (new york, new york)
Great modern light
We used the light in my sons room. We enjoy the light because it looks clean and modern. It also resembles the moon. No dimmer on the small size purchased but lights up the room beautifully!
By:Modern Enthusiast , Homeowner (Chula vista, CA)
Super bright, attractive, functional, works in any room. I ordered one and then immediately two more as bedside table lights.
By:Dave , Homeowner (NYC)
I like it a lot but I wish I would have gotten the next size up
By:Maurice C. , Homeowner
A bit larger than anticipated, but its a beautiful fixture that works well as on bedside tables as it does side tables.
By:V.B. , Designer (New York, NY)
Good light, good looks, good size, good price
By:Juliano T. , Homeowner (Washington, DC, USA)
Nice lamp (deceptively tiny)
I bought the #14 or smallest of the models and didn't realize just how tiny the lamp was until I took it out of the box.
By:Taylor , Homeowner (Sarasota Florida)
Q: I have some questions about the bulb for the Artemide Castore Table Lamp. Does this lamp require a candalabra-type bulb, or does it take a standard incandescent bulb? Can I use a flourescent bulb in this lamp?
A: The Castore 14 (the smallest) uses a G9 based halogen lamp, the larger sizes use standard incandescent lamps (E26 or medium base). There is a dimmer on the fixture, so if you choose to use a self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamp, it will need to be a dimmable one.
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