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.
Notes: UL Listed.
Dimensions: 14.5"H X 17.5" Extension
Lamp Type: INCANDESCENT
Bulbs: 1 X 60W max candelabra base incandescent bulb (included)
Manufacturer Specifications: Click to download specifications.
Model(s): A001308 A011808
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
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.See other lights/products from Giancarlo Fassina
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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For 2008, the Tolomeo is the most classic lamp.
This is a great lamp. I have two of them for bedside lamps. My family has them, as well. Others in my office have them. So, we ordered the micro version for our office desk lamps. They are today's classic. Everyone loves them.
By:Ocean89 , Architect (Miami Florida USA)
I like the tolomeo micro table lamp, enough to purchase another.
I like the looks of the lamp and size. The light source moves easily and then stays where it is moved. For my desk it is the perfect light source. It has clean lines and is not obtrusive.
By:Kathleen W. , Homeowner (California, USA)
Great bedside lamp
I bought two of these for bedside tables-- great directional lighting and classic modern design. Not cheap but you buy them for a lifetime. Highly recommend.
By:Mark F. , Homeowner (California)
Just the right size for small spaces!
It's the perfect size for our George Nelson Swag desk. Minimal in design but emits great light! Plus, it looks fantastic and you just can't find a better price than on YLighting!
By:Steven E. , Homeowner (Wellesley, MA)
i need another one!
I got this lamp for my business but after unpacking and setting up this beautiful lamp it ended up on my night stand. Now I need to get another one and am imagining them in many more rooms. A nice surprise about the design is the small hole on top of the lamp shade. This shines just a little light on the ceiling in addition to beam of light below. I took a star away because you can't get a high efficiency bulb higher than a 40w equivalent for the micro model. I believe the next size allows for one.
By:Ivan N. , Homeowner (San Francisco)
clean design and works beautifully
lightweight, clean design, and generally just aesthetically pleasing. The lamp has perfect function for what I need. Well done and thanks!
By:Jason G. , Homeowner (DALLAS TX)
very well made streamline design
easy to assemble upon arrival and a lovely table lamp
By:Christi , Designer (PDX OR)
Great Desk Lamp for Bedroom in Apartment
This is a smart looking and compact lamp that looks super on my desk next to my big computer monitor -- from a style standpoint, both complement each other in terms of the color. Just the right amount of light for the task at hand. Would recommend for office desks as well.
By:David , Renter (NYC)
a modern classic
the micro is actually larger than the name suggests and works great by my bed. the lamp is of course a modern classic and looks and performs well. i gave it 4 stars because the feature that allows the lamp to swivel left and right from the base makes the lamp a bit wobbly. not a deal-breaker, but not the quality or design you'd expect for 3 benjamins.
By:Gary W. , Homeowner (southern california)
Good lamp, but I argue a design flaw.
I've wanted a Tolomeo for years due to its functionality: the ability to easily adjust the location of the lamp head with one hand, it's stability, and overall quality.
By:Shimmy T. , Designer (Denver, CO)
Great choice for a small table/space (in our case, Eileen Gray table used bedside)
This is a great lamp, and I love the polished aluminum finish. The only thing I'm not 100% in love with is the bulb it takes (60W max candelabra base incandescent bulb ). I guess I've grown accustomed to the halogen light thrown off by other lamps and find myself preferring it. Nevertheless, it is a highly functional and very pretty lamp, and honestly we will probably be purchasing a second one for the other bedside table.
By:Kim W. K. , Renter (Chicago, IL)
slim & tidy desk lamp
this is a great product.
By:Diane L. , Architect (boston, ma)
Love the Tolomeo micro table lamp!
This lamp is timeless, and so classy. I absolutely recommend this lamp-It will add instant style to your home.
By:Michelle K. , Homeowner (New York, NY USA)
perfect night stand lamp
I have used the Tolomeo lamp as a desk lamp for years. Since I like the design, I chose the Tolomeo micro lamp as my night stand lamp. It is perfect. Looks great, works great, and I could not be happier. Unfortunately it arrived with a scuffed shade, but Ylighting sent me a replacement shade without any delay. I might try it with a wall mount.
By:B , Designer (New York)
Great Light Period. We are big fans of the Tolomeo which offers great design and illumination at an affordbale price.
Ylighting made the purchase very easy for us.
By:Andrew L. U. , Homeowner (Pennsylvania)
Nice lamp but base finish is too shiny
These Tolomeo lamps are a beautiful matte aluminum finish, but unfortunately the 7 inch base is shiny polished aluminum. It seems inconsistent and brings down the overall look.
By:Pennyroyal , Designer (Los Angeles, CA)
I am extremely happy with our new Tolomeo light fixtures, as they work perfectly for our intended use as night table lights.
We have been looking for night table lights for some time. In fact, we had gone through two previous lights for this purpose and were not happy with them. The Tolomeo's size is perfect for side table or desk use. As an architect, I am very impressed with the design, both technologically and aesthetically. Also, YLighting was prompt and helpful.
By:Richard K. , Architect (Santa Monica, CA 90405 USA)
Great bedside reading lamp
The lamp isn't the best looking bedside tablelamp ever. Almost looks more like a desk lamp. However, it makes up for it's looks in reading light. I love it, my husband likes it alright.
By:Kelle C. , Homeowner (Park city, ut)
It is a beautiful and beautifully functional lamp, but maybe a bit small in scale atop a large desk?
It was easy to assemble, and joints and knobs move smoothly/gracefully. It is beautiful. It looks a little bit small against my large desk and long wall of books, though? (And it was expensive!)
By:Austin (Austin, TX)
Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp - perfect!
Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp is just what I expected: good looking and functional.
By:Bugar Z. , Renter (New York)
Perfect bedside lamp
This is my second Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp. Very cool design. Perfect size for bedside table lamp.
By:Bugar Z. , Renter (New York)
Fabulous. Just what we needed for extra lighting in our newly redone bathroom.
A beautifully designed product that functions as well as it looks.
By:Susan G. , Homeowner (Chicago, Illinois)
This is the perfect desk lamp!
Sleek, modern, and cool, the Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp is perfect for your work or home office. It looks great with our eames desk and gives excellent light. I highly suggest it if you need something clean and modern that won't take up too much deskspace.
By:Wen1200 , Renter (New York, NY)
Wonderful Tolemeo Micro Table lamp
The Tolemeo Micro Table Lamp provides perfect light for side table needs. Elegant, functional and unobtrusive this lamp is a handsome addition to any setting.
By:Jim W. , Architect (Boulder, CO)
Form, Function, and Fashion!
This is a great lamp! I bought it as a bed. Love it! It is beautifully designed, easy to maneuver, and timelessly fashionable!
By:Parul V. , Renter
It's a flexible and stylish lamp.
I've bought a Micro and a Mini, and both are great. The good design fits well in either contemporary (gift to another house) or more traditional rooms.
By:K. W. , Homeowner (chevy chase, maryland)
I like it very much - the design and functionality are the best
By:Juliana , Homeowner (NY, NY)
excellent little task lamp
This is a VERY small version of the Tolomeo. Like everything else in the Tolomeo line, it is beautifully made, strong, handsome, and super easy to assemble. This works great right next to my computer as a task lamp, but I will order the Mini as a bedside lamp in order to get more reach from bedside table to book.
By:Frances R. , Homeowner (New York, NY)
too small and wanted to make an exchange for next size up, but could not do that. had to return first ones and am still waiting for the RA.
By:Ann P. (new york)
In love with the Tolomeo Micro Lamp!
What is wonderful about this lamp is that it's size doesn't command my bedside table. It has a perfect amount of light for reading and it adjusts to your position with it's flexibility. I would recommend this lamp to anyone. It is stylish and functionally outstanding.
By:Elizabeth M. , Renter (california)
Nice little lamp
Solid construction, good task lamp.
By:P.M. , Homeowner (MA)
I loved my new Tolomeo !
Beautiful and got in my house really fast !
By:Renata D. , Homeowner (tampa, fl , usa)
Elegant, crisp lamp for modern office
We have a small office which is bright and modern with a European flair. These lamps go perfectly with the look we want to convey. We've bought them in the past and the bulbs last forever. Especially when it starts getting dark early these add light and warmth to the office. Very easy to setup, store, and start using.
By:DELO , Homeowner (Metrowest Boston)
Great light - simple design, classic look, and overall a good price compared to "high end" options.
Great light - simple design, classic look, and overall a good price compared to "high end" options. The standard color goes with anything. Looks great on any desk etc.
By:E.B. (New York)
By:Z.Z. , Architect (DE)
Perfect size for desk, classic design
By:Daniel V. , Homeowner
Icon design in great dimension
I love the elegant industrial look . The classic silver finish .... Quality system and construction ...
By:Maria G. (Miami)
Perfect as desk lamp or on bedside table
Purchased as gift for my daughter. She loves it. Easy to attach base, great flexibility
By:B.B. , Homeowner (Delaware)
Small and powerful
The micro table lamp has been a perfect fix for an area in my kitchen where there was insufficient lighting from my ceiling lights. It is bright and takes up little space, creating a nice circle of light on my counter where I like to prepare food. Excellent form and function.
By:Lena L. , Homeowner (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif. USA)
If you need a lamp of this type and size, it's terrific. Very very well made, and beautiful.
By:Robert , Homeowner (Los Angeles)
This is the perfect reading/task lamp. I am very happy with it.
By:Ronna J. , Homeowner (watertown, MA USA)
Excellent bedside reading lamp-fashionable and practical!
We love this lamp for our bedside reading--it flexes every direction and provides warm, focused lighting for close tasks and reading.
By:Ronna J. , Homeowner (watertown, MA USA)
I have purchased this lamp over and over again for my home, offices, clients, etc...and not only is it a timeless design but most functional, fitting many locations, requirements, and decor.
By:BT , Designer (Boston, MA)
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