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Tolomeo Classic Table Lamp


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Design by Michele De Lucchi, Giancarlo Fassina.

In 1989, when the Tolomeo table/task was given the Compasso d'Oro award for Italian industrial design it was credited with having achieved the perfect marriage between design and engineering that works together in total "sync" to materialize an idea and create the perfect object for industrial production.

Since then, the Tolomeo's award-winning design, engineering and performance features have been further refined in a complete series of models for table, floor, wall, track and suspension application.

  • Choice of table mounting in polished die-cast aluminum:
    • 9" round base
    • Clamp (2" max. clamp opening)
    • In-set support (requires a ¾" dia. hole and supports 2.5" max. depth)
  • Fully adjustable, articulated arm body structure in extruded, brilliant, natural anodized aluminum finish
  • Joints, Tension Control knobs and mountings in polished die-cast aluminum, Cables in stainless steel
  • 6" diameter diffuser in stamped, anodized matte aluminum, tiltable and 360° rotatable on lampholder with incorporated on/off switch

Notes: UL Listed.

Dimensions: 30.75"W X 25.4"H


Bulbs: 1 X 100W Maximum 120V E26 (medium base) A19 incandescent lamp (not included) OR 1 X 15W 120V E26 A19 compact fluorescent lamp (not included)

Listing: UL

Manufacturer Specifications: Click to download specifications.

Model(s): TOL0000 TOL0001 TOL0002 TOL0003 TOL0015 TOL0016 TOL0017 TOL0018 TOL0030 TOL0031 TOL0032 TOL0033

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.

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Giancarlo Fassina

Giancarlo Fassina was born and raised in Milan, Italy. He obtained a degree in Architecture at the Politecnico University in Milan and has worked on several projects involving Industrial Design and has created lighting for Artemide, Luceplan, to name a few. He is a recipient of the Compasso D'oro award for his Tolomeo Series of lamps which he designed together with Michelle de Lucchi.

His work and experiences in different product industrial sectors have allowed him focus his design on projecting lamps & planning and furnishing exhibitions as well as museums. He has collaborated with some of the most important companies in the lighting sector, Luceplan included, for which he projected the lamp Birzi together with Carlo Forcolini.

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The Artemide Group, founded by Ernesto Gismondi in 1959, operates throughout the world and aims to satisfy all lighting needs by reinforcing its position as a world leader in the lighting industry. For more than forty years, Artemide has aimed to propose light as a companion to people, both as a source of physical pleasure as well as a mental comfort. Artemide showcases products capable of meeting people's multiple needs, while offering the light performance characteristics most suited to each moment of life. Artemide offers a production structure that can offer expertise in the processing of both traditional and modern materials. The vast range of designs reflects the commitment of Artemide to provide a product that is guaranteed with an image that is strong and consistent.

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Customer Reviews 5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Stylish, functional Tolomeo looks terrific on my desk!

YLighting shipped my lamp promptly and connecting the shade and arm to its 9" base was a snap. I have my Tolomeo on the desk in my home office. Its hinged design allows me to direct light wherever I need it, and nowhere else. Plus, it makes a drop-dead gorgeous companion to the MacBook Pro I work at.

Here's a hint: A standard 100 watt bulb emits a lot of heat and leaves the shade warm to the touch -- a compact fluorescent bulb will provide the same brightness and leave the shade (and you) cool.

The Tolomeo is pricey. But if you can afford it -- or have a stimulus check burning a hole in your pocket -- I highly recommend that you grace your desk or home office with this lamp.

By:Satisfied C. , Renter (Alexandria, VA)

4 out of 5
Excellent quality! I've always wanted one of these...

I've been a fan of Artemide lighting for some time now, and also love my Tizio. I had a hard time deciding between the Tolomeo Micro, Mini or Classic, but went for the full size Classic in the end. I'm pleased with this decision, but it's definitely a large desk lamp and not suitable for a small desk or office. You can alter the brightness of the lamp through use of different bulbs, however I would love this lamp just a bit more if it had two levels like the Tizio, or perhaps a dimmer switch...

By:Alex , Homeowner (Vancouver, BC)

5 out of 5
An excellent product in terms of design and finish, and reasonably priced.

My wife and I are very pleased with our purchase of these two lamps for our bedside. Before finalising our order we had compared a large number of similar products -- in terms of quality, finish, convenience and price. After using our new lamps for over two weeks, we remain convinced that we made the right choice.

By:ARUN A. , Homeowner (Washington DC, USA)

5 out of 5
Excellent design and value

I appreciate the sophisticated design, with a matching quality of materials. The lamp is very light, the base is very heavy, and the weight of each is proper for the function served. Also, the finish of the lamp looks as though it will last indefinitely. The product was well packaged and shipping was prompt with no mishaps.

By:Jeffrey C B. , Homeowner (Englewood, Ohio)

5 out of 5

These lamps are so flexible and attractive. They move fluidly but hold their position. The light can be focused upwards or downwards or any where in between- the head rotates 180 degrees. I have two- a full size and a mini, and I love them both.

By:Corwin L. , Homeowner (Portland, OR)

5 out of 5
Very nice!

This is a classic lamp that will look good for many years.

By:WILLIAM L. , Designer (Tustin, CA Orange County)

5 out of 5
The two lamps added the final touch to my family room.

The Tolomeo Classic, a wonderful table lamp whose simplicity of design and striking beauty ensures that it will never go out of style.

By:JOSE V. , Homeowner (Fort Pierce, Florida, USA)

5 out of 5
It's both beautifully designed and incredibly functional.

I'm using the Tolomeo Classic table lamp with the desk clamp base. Having had other simple desk lamps in the past, I had no idea the gravity-defying positions I'd be able to contort the Tolomeo into. I'm a graphic designer, so on any given day I may be sketching in my notebook, assembling paste-ups, or working on the computer well into the night, and the Tolomeo has illuminated it all with great grace.

By:Matt T. , Homeowner (Mobile, AL)

5 out of 5
Solid, truly classic, beautiful construction

This lamp is worth every penny -- beautifully constructed, holds its position, easy to put together.

By:Christine , Homeowner (California, USA)

4 out of 5
This is a timeless classic desk lamp.

It functions and sits pretty on my wife's home office desk!

We also have two mini classic in our bedrooms.

By:David C. , Architect (Long Island City, NY)

5 out of 5
Modern, classic, timeless desk lamp

I actually ordered the "classic" table lamp first and it turned out to be way too large for a 50 inch desk. I now have the Micro Tolomeo Desk Lamp and it is perfect. The classic is a large lamp and needs a large space. Check dimensions before you order. In terms of the product, it is beautiful, functional, and looks great in almost any setting.

By:Susan F. , Homeowner (N. Arlington)

5 out of 5
Excellent Desk Task Lamp with a Spiral Florescent 26W Bulb

High quality material and workmanship, excellent design, especially as you can position the lamp head smoothly into a vast number of positions. Can accommodate a 26 watt spiral fluorescent bulb, supplying sufficient foot-lamps for a task lamp. This is a major common flaw for most so called "desk task lamps".
Spiral is much much cooler, so you can position the lamp-head very close to your work, and use a 20 watt spiral fluorescent bulb instead.
Also like the opening in the top of the shade to supply a small amount of ambient light up towards ceiling, although I would like the opening to have been larger.
To keep costs down, lamp base is only in polished aluminum.. chrome looking to me, and it appears to be
scratched super easily, so I avoid placing anything on the 9 inch diameter stand.
I would like available matching bases for the black lamp, white lamp, or one to match the dull aluminum shade, or a rubber covered one to match the power chord.
Also..a great marketing idea would be to sell flat circle covers with a center cut out and a short slit behind the circle to change the covers of the base to fit the lamp, or one's desk decor. I plan to make my own cover.
Finally, this lamp's arm reach is long enough to use on a night stand for reading while sitting up in your bed. It is large enough to replace a floor reading lamp, by having it on a table next to your favorite reading chair. Plug the lamp into a dimmer, and use a incandescent bulb, and it can be used as well as a low light nightstand lamp, but I wouldn't do that, as we all should go green, eventually you won;t be able to buy incandescent bulbs, and, I enjoy the lack of heat.

By:Len G. , Homeowner (Schenectady, NY)

5 out of 5
This is the second Tolomeo Classic table lamp we have purchased.

We bought them for a graduation presents for our grandchildren. They like them a lots and think they are cool. They are very well made and target the light really well.

By:gratia S. , Homeowner (Ohio)

5 out of 5
Good lighting at last making my eyes and head happy.

I love the design. The weight of the base makes it very stable.
It is large enough and so easily adjusted as to give light where ever is needed in my corner "L" shaped desk in my study. I have not experienced problems with shadows or glare on my paper work.

The pricing was a bit confusing.

By:Barb , Homeowner (DE)

5 out of 5
The best lamp

I just purchased several classic Tolomeo Table lamps so that I could have different reading/working area. These lamps are beautiful in addition to being very functional. Highly recommended.

By:valerie , Homeowner (Greenwich, CT)

5 out of 5
This is a great product!

The product is great. It arrived in perfect condition and the customer is very happy.

By:Melissa M. , Designer (Olathe, KS)

5 out of 5
Very fine product.

I purchased an Artimede Tolomeo desk lamp. Then I purchased five or so more. Great lamp. Perfect for readers.

By:Anonymous Reader , Homeowner (Washington, DC)

5 out of 5
Wonderful reading lamp

This is an elegantly simple, practical design. The arm articulates beatifully to any reasonable reading position. The base is extremely heavy and stable. Quality is superb. I would purchase this again, even at the high price.

By:Jerry , Homeowner (New Orleans)

5 out of 5
great design

built tough, classic modern style

By:Rory M. , Homeowner (San Francisco, CA)

5 out of 5
Function and Beauty

Function and beauty, everything that a wife of an architect desires in a lamp! (He loves it too.) The Tolomeo is a great reading/bedside light. It's thoughtful design allows it to move with fluidity and stability into endless positions. Due to its height, it arches perfectly over a bed, putting the light exactly where you need it in order to read. Love how thin and unobtrusive it appears on a table.

By:Designer's Wife , Homeowner (Columbus, Ohio)

5 out of 5
Excellent Design!

The Tolomeo Classic Table Lamp is exactly what you need in a task light!
Clean simple design, high quality materials, - a long adjustable arm makes it easy to cover a large work surface.
Practical and Stylish!
Use a spiral fluorescent bulb instead of a incandescent light bulb. It saves energy and the shade stays cool.

By:Anja (San Diego, Ca)

5 out of 5
Beautiful and functional

I bought the polished aluminium color. Assembled in no time. Every feature was well thought out and looks great on the desk. Buy the base with the lamp. Very high overall satisfaction.

By:Roderick T. , Homeowner (San Mateo, California, USA)

5 out of 5
Good service and price

A solid desk lamp that has clean lines and good, directed light. Excellent lamp to use when you have a large computer display. Tolomeo Classic is better for directed light; Tolomeo with shade is better for ambient light. YLighting service was professional and helpful.

By:Kenny N. , Homeowner (New York, NY)

5 out of 5
very cool

This lamp has a great contemporary feel, and we love that we can pivot the head to highlight artwork or to function as a reading lamp.

By:J.O. , Homeowner (Brooklyn NY)

5 out of 5
A true classic

This light, as modern as it looks, works so well in different settings. The design of it let's it either shine on it's own or blend quietly in its setting. In addition, the flexibility to direct light in different directions make is a truly versatile fixture.

By:Jeffrey C. , Designer (New York, NY)

4 out of 5
Beautifully made, great style

The lamp looks great and works well, however, a particular piece to be assembled in order to prevent the lamp from turning too far to the right or the left doesn't seem to fit. It took weeks for the manufacturer to respond by email.

By:Marlane , Homeowner (New Mexico)

4 out of 5
Good, but does have some pitfalls.

The lamp looks great, but there was some slight damage on the diffuser even though I bought the lamp brand new. Also, the arm isn't strong enough to support the weight of the Philips A19 AmbientLED light bulb (which is fairly heavy), I had to tighten the arm knobs a lot.

The lamp is also now made in Hungry, which really isn't that big of a deal, but kind of upsetting.

By:Shannin C. , Homeowner (Buffalo, NY)

5 out of 5
This is a true classic!!!

This is indeed an extraordinary lamp. It is beautiful in design, extremely sturdy and well made and exactly the right size for our use, which is as a night-stand lamp. It is easily adjusted to virtually any angle and it takes a bright enough bulb to make reading comfortable. A really excellent piece!!

By:Ewa G. , Homeowner (Dudley, MA USA)

5 out of 5
A Classic for a reason

This is the second Tolomeo Classic Table Lamp that I have purchased. The one I have is still as beautiful as when it was first purchase. It is a great looking lamp that gives off great light. I purchased the Tolomeo with the 9" base as I feel that it provides stability and can easily be moved.

By:Carole , Designer (Indiana)

4 out of 5
Excellent design, nice light a little large for desk

This is an excellent lamp. The Classic is better suited for a night stand or VERY large desk. The mini is better for a normal size desk. Emits very nice light.

By:Jam , Homeowner (Hamptons)

5 out of 5
The Tolomeo Classic Table Lamp is a beautiful and practical addition to my teenage daughter's bedroom work/study area -and she thinks it's very cool.

After doing much research regarding work/study desk lamps for my 16 year old daughter, we decided to purchase the Tolomeo Classic Table Lamp. It filled all the criteria- great design, functional and versatile on a large desk. Our house is modern but the timeless look of this lamp would fit into any style or decor.

By:Jerome L. , Designer

4 out of 5
great piece of modern design

This lamp is a timeless classic design piece that works well for the use in an office environment and for the home desk.

By:Julie B. , Architect (St Louis)

4 out of 5
I am only sorry I waited this long to purchase this fine Tolomeo Classic Table Lamp!

By:Mtn M. , Homeowner (Houston, TX)

5 out of 5
Cool crisp lines with a twist on simple modern.

My husband bought me the silver large version of this lamp for my office. I saw it online, but really wasn't as hyped about it as he was. Then he set it up and I was Wow'd by it! It's clean, linear, and sleek color are hard not to like. The base even though shiny has great texture with the striations and adds to the cool brushed metal lines of the piece. He made the right call and I'm super stoked each day that I turn it's a work of art in a simple modern way. Also, a side note: I was watching Rizzoli & Isles on TNT & guess what light they had on all the officer's got it, my lamp!! I was like a proud Momma!! (thanks to my husband--of course!)

By:Lori H. , Homeowner (Brandenburg, KY)

5 out of 5
Always Relevant Functional Stylish and Smart

Have many of these lamps because they work anywhere and everywhere; always look great; function superbly...Been my "go-to" lamp for a long long time!

By:Aonam , Homeowner (Honolulu)

5 out of 5

Beautiful lamps.

By:Taylor W. , Designer (SAN FRANCISCO)

5 out of 5
The cutting edge of table lighting

Excellent fit and finish ... Well made and sturdy, but it glides to adjust to desired viewing area ... Accepts daylight fluorescent lightbulbs to make reading pleasant and even soothing.
5 Stars ... The best of its type out there!

By:Edwin B. , Homeowner (Belmar, NJ)

5 out of 5
The best. so practical and simple yet so beautiful, modern and chic

I will have all of the tolomeo lamps if it's the last thing i do! they go with everything!

By:Stephen K. , Renter (san francisco)

5 out of 5
I absolutely love this product

We, as a company, absolutely love this product. We have ordered now 5 of the Tolemeo lamps for our Executive offices. We started off with one and more and more execs wanted a lamp for their office. It has become the new Equinox "standard" desk lamp.

Thank you for supplying such a beautiful lamp, and keep them coming!

By:Ashley H. , Designer (New York)

5 out of 5
Great choice

Carefully researched and very pleased with the investment. Nice design. Very large but in a good way. Makes a real presence in a room. Buy this one and you won't regret it.

By:Phil B. , Homeowner (Wisconsin)

5 out of 5
Great choice

Researched this for a few years and finally took the plunge and have NO regrets. Very attractive and practical lamp. It is large, as indicated, but that gives more flexibility for me. Someone with a small desk may want to look at the smaller version. Would easily buy this again.

By:Phil B. , Homeowner (Milwaukee, WI)

5 out of 5
Great Design...A Classic

Sometimes a true classic is the way to go. This was the perfect lamp for my desk and it looks perfect.

Great service from YLighting.

By:Lew , Homeowner (New York, NY)

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Beautiful lamp!

This a great buy. The lamp is really beautiful but also functional and great for office work! I would highly recommend it.

By:Mary D. , Homeowner (La Jolla, CA, USA)

5 out of 5
Perfect task lamp for my work table.

I have owned two Tolomeo reading lamps for many years and they have been incredible in terms of function and appearance. When it came time to look for a new task lamp for my work table, I naturally turned to the Tolomeo line. I am totally satisfied with my lamp: the span of the fixture is perfect for the size of my table. It looks great and is a perfect addition to my studio.

By:Patricia , Architect (New York State)

5 out of 5
The Tolomeo lamp is a blend of sophisticated style, elegant simplicity, high-quality workmanship and high-performance lighting.

After many years of seeing Tolomeo lamps in private homes and workplaces, and advising others to purchase them, I finally purchased one for myself. My only regret is not having purchased it earlier! It adds a sophistication and elegance to my office, where it sits atop my large glass desk and completely illuminates it. My previous lamp is pathetic in comparison, only generating enough light for 1/3 of the desk. Somehow, I tolerated that for years.

The installation is simple, as is the operation. I am also impressed with the quality of the materials and the solid feel of the switch. This lamp is as finely crafted as a medical instrument would be. Beyond its current incarnation as a table/desk lamp, this lamp is extensible to a floor-standing lamp with the purchase of an optional extender. I plan to leave mine on my desk, but now that I've taken the plunge, I intend to purchase others for other rooms in the house.

If you have been thinking about purchasing an eye-catching, classically-styled and sophisticated lamp, you won't be disappointed with choosing the Tolomeo!

By:FogDog , Designer (San Francisco, CA)

5 out of 5
This lamp is a classic design that will always be modern.

This lamp has a sculptural quality that goes beyond a traditional desk or task light. Highest recommendation for beauty and functionality.

By:Jessica M , Designer (NYC)

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