Designed by Michele De Lucchi
The Dioscuri is suitable for ceiling or wall mounting and provides diffused incandescent or fluorescent lighting. It may be used in indoor and outdoor applications. Minimalist design featuring a classic, simple globe and the totally hidden supporting structure. Globe diffuser in etched white handblown glass. Concealed support plate in white lacquered steel; mounts to standard electrical junction box.
Note: Dioscuri 14 (5.5"D) is rated for use in dry locations only.
Notes: Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
Material(s): glass, metal
Lamp Type: incandescent, fluorescent
Listing: UL, Wet Location, Damp Location
Manufacturer Specifications: Click to download Specifications.
Models: 1039018A 0112018 0112018APL13 0112018APL18 0116018A 016018APL18 0116018APL26 0117018A 0117018APL26 0117018APL32
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.
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 developement 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.
These look amazing!! I got 3 for each of my bedrooms and used them as celling lights, they look beautiful, modern and cool!
By: Wgda, Designer (Miami, Fl)
Great product, Great service, Fast shipping!
This light is beautiful. The light inside is even and consistent with no dark spots. It is not heavy and very easy to install. Globe comes off with a twist. The 10 inch is a perfect size for an entryway.
By: modernguy, Homeowner (NY)
great outdoor light
our architect recommended this sconce for the outdoor remodel of our house. it's great if you want a clean modern aesthetic. we purchased several.
By: Kaveh, Homeowner (socal)
Great outdoor lighting with very clean look.
Over the last 3 years I have bought three of these for our house. The unit consists of a base which has threads. So the glass ball screws onto the threaded base, making it possible to mount the ball so no hardware is visible on the outside. Overall a very clean look.
Cleaning and swapping out bulbs is as easy as unscrewing the ball.
I now use the Phillips 17 Watt LED bulbs with these units. These are equivalent to 75W bulbs but the light is still quite good.
By: Ben, Homeowner (California)
I wanted a clean and pure wall fixture that could accommodate standard bulbs. The Dioscuri fit the bill perfectly. I didn't install, so cannot speak to ease of that. However, the fixture (medium size) fits perfectly with our contemporary home. Note that it is as pure a solid white ball as you can get. No LED given that there is no heat vent.
By: K.C., Homeowner (DC Metro Area)
I bought this light for my son's room and it is perfect for the space. His room is a combination of contemporary and tudor architectural elements and the light is a perfect compliment (and clearly on the contemporary side of things).
Cheaper versions of this have the light base outside the globe. What makes this light worth the extra cost is that the light base goes inside the glove.
By: Laila, Homeowner (Seattle, WA)
check the box when it arrives!
After waiting months for the fixture it arrived without the two screws needed which was discovered after the electrician was already here! As we were installing it outdoors it would have been good to have stainless screws included. A call to customer service resulted in being put in touch with Artemide who did apologize for their error. (They checked another box and verified the screws were supposed to be in the plastic bag with the plate.) Anyway it's a simple installation otherwise and the resulting fixture is simple and perfect at our '60's home.
By: , Architect (CA)
Terrific For Our Use
We got this, a large one, for a cabana- it's great!
By: Cecilia M., Homeowner (Los Angeles)
These glowing balls are showstoppers!
I have used these sconces in every size; indoors and out. I LOVE them and everyone comments on how "cool" they are. Especially the BIG ones. They give a beautiful light, especially at night. It is also good light, so you can actually see things!
By: Holland, Designer
These are gorgeous glowing balls suspended on the wall. I've used them inside and out and love how clean and modern they transform any space.
By: Beth, Homeowner (New Mexico)
Gorgeous - careful with your bulb choice
I received this wall sconce quickly and the light was in excellent condition. Installation was easy, and the light looks beautiful outside.
The one mistake I made (and it's all mine) was selecting the fluorescent option instead of incandescent. I should know better. I have to special order the bulbs, which I did. However, I ordered 18W and I think it's too bright now. Compared with my neighbors' homes, it looks like a flood light. Now I have to special order the same bulb in 13W. If I had to do it again, I would have just gotten incandescent.
LOVE the fixture though.
By: Michelle K., (Minneapolis)
Larger than expected, but beautiful quality
Would be nice for a large room
By: Mindy S., Homeowner (Arcadia, CA)
Great design, simple and to the point.
We purchased these lights for our deck and outside wall. Our house is almost mid century so these were the perfect fit. We have a modern sense of design, but find that many lights/sconces are over designed. These were exactly what we were looking for. Classic. We bought three, two of the biggest size- which are on either side of our sliding door, they are huge, and somewhat absurd but we love them! And the third one is the middle size for above a smaller sliding door. They emit enough outdoor light without over powering. just simple good design.
By: Shawn, Homeowner (Los angels)
Fantastically simple & gorgeous
Looks awewome and provides great light - using the 14" as our outdoor light for grilling and dining. A modern touch to our traditional brick exterior and modern metal & glass addition. Would use this both inside & out. Buying a second, smaller version for our upper deck.
By: InLACA, Designer (Madison, WI)
Less is more!
I love my Dioscuri Wall Sconce. Our electrician had no problem with its install. I purchased the fixture for a walk-in entry closet. The beauty of this fixture is its simplicity. Another nice feature: the trim piece sits flush to the wall. You can't go wrong with this classic sconce.
By: Anjali K., (California)
Love the quality. The fixture is simple and beautiful, and can go with a mrdern
or a traditional home. I put 3 above the garages and 2 by the pool.
They look gorgeous.
By: K.L., Homeowner
great indoor bathroom vanity light
We love the light! This light works perfectly for us as a bathroom vanity light. Great look. The quality is excellent and when you consider that it is made in Italy it really seems like a reasonable price.
Also, this was my first time purchasing a light from YLighting and I was very impressed with the entire transaction. The ordering and shipping was smooth and professional.
By: Taj, Homeowner (CA)
Makes a beautiful outdoor sconce
This light was a beautiful addition to our front entranceway. It really dressed up the house. It wasn't too hard to install, but be sure you can get the base flush with the wall.
By: Taj, Homeowner (Williamstown,MA)
Great outdoor sconce
We replaced a basic fixture found at your local home improvement store with this beautiful contemporary globe sconce. It really dressed up our front entrance way.
By: Bryan, Homeowner (Williamstown,MA)
Outstanding as a bathroom vanity light.
My home is modern with a bit of a mid-century twist. I'm always looking for ways to update lighting and furniture in such a way that won't be quickly outdated. This light was the perfect addition over a small bathroom vanity.
By: Catherine S., Homeowner (Tiburon, CA, USA)
SImple, modern, functional
This light looks fantastic on our mid-century home, casts light with an attractive glow -- we use high efficiency bulbs.
By: Jane, Homeowner (Omaha, NE)
This sconce is simple but cool looking and provides great light.
We got these sconces to replace existing wall sconces. The light is really great- it looks especially beautiful when dimmed. One of the glass globes was cracked upon arrival. YLighting customer service responded very courteously- no hassle.
By: Roz, Homeowner (Madison, WI)
I had originally wanted to use this product as a wall sconce, but it was far too big for the intended space. I suppose I didn't account for how far the fixture would protrude from the wall. I hung it from the ceiling, instead, & I love it. I have a 10 ft. ceiling, & the fixture just floats off the ceiling and provides plenty of light. I'm going to order another for the bedroom area of my loft. I may wind up with 3 in a line across the cement ceiling. Arrived in perfect condition & extremely fast. Hooked it up to a dimmer. Easy installation.
By: Clarence V., Homeowner (Portland)
Great combo with table lamp
Buy the Dioscuri table lamp as well to make your room POP!
By: Caroline M., Homeowner (Mobile, AL, USA)
The simplicity of these fixtures is just lovely and perfectly complements the recent modernization of our 1950's split level home.
By: rudy, Homeowner (Raleigh, NC, USA)
Well constructed, welll priced, minimalist appearance, classic/timeless design.
By: Soyoung J., Homeowner (naples)
Beautiful light. It is large but looks great on the outside of our home. The quality is amazing and it's as perfect as I imagined it.
By: ifunari, Homeowner (Marina del rey, ca)
simple and beautiful
the perfect blend of minimal design and clever engineering. the hand blown globe floats on the wall.
By: Roni B., Homeowner (san francisco, california)
This light is elegant and refined.
this product delivers both function and form It has the ability to work well with traditional and modern design I have used it in both my powder room and family bathrooms.
By: dax, Designer (BROOKLINE MA USA)
simple and beautiful
this is a beautiful, simple design which works well in a variety of spaces.
i'm a designer and have used in for a number of different rooms and it always adds a simple beauty!
By: Diana, Homeowner (ny ny)
A Magical Light
This light looks magical in our contemporary remodel half bath. It's a small bathroom, the light was placed over a wall to wall mirrored medicine cabinet. We decided not to center the light in any direction, so it looks like a bubble that just landed on the wall. Just perfect. The light looks expensive, the construction is perfect, installation was a breeze.
By: heidi, Designer (Northern Virginia)
perfect outdoor light for mid century style home
Well made, glass feels substantial.
Adds a whimsical touch to exterior
By: Trillium, Homeowner (denver, colorado)
In our opinion there's not enough well designed outdoor lighting fixtures. We bought two of these last summer and love them.
By: Diana B, Architect (Vermont)
So hard to find anything this simple for exterior that is not an accent light!
Excellent for a modernist Victorian!!
By: Maxine J., Homeowner (Boston)
I love the product.
The lighting is beautiful. I remodeled my bath and wanted beautiful simple lighting and the sconce I ordered is perfect.
By: Arminda D., Architect (Palmyra, Virginia)
It's my favorite light fixture.
Beautiful, Modern and Minimal- it looks good everywhere: indoor or outdoor.
A great detail when simplicity is a must.
By: Akiko O., Designer (Santa Fe, NM)
Good simple design for a reasonable price compared to other products.
It feels bigger in your house than in the photo but overall we are happy with the product.
By: Dez H., Homeowner (San Francisco, CA)
very pleased with Dioscuri
clean, modern lines. Looks great on our porch. Am going to purchase two more for the back of the house.
By: gomez, Homeowner (California)
Beautiful shape light with good solid weight, but not too heavy.
We ordered the Dioscuri lights for the outside of our house and, unfortunately, ordered the wrong size the first time around, The 14" was just too be but the return process at YLIGHTING was simple and fast.
By: lisa m z., Homeowner
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