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Tolomeo Micro 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.


  • 40% smaller than the Tolomeo Classic.
  • Choice of table mounting in polished die-cast aluminum:
    • 6.5" round table base
    • Table clamp (2" max. clamp opening)
    • Table in-set support (requires a 3/4" dia. hole and supports 2.5" max. depth)
  • Joints, tension control knobs and mountings in polished die-cast aluminum with aluminum finish.
  • Tension cables in stainless steel.
  • 4.25" diameter diffuser in stamped aluminum with colored finish, tiltable and 360° rotatable on lampholder with on/off switch on cord.

Notes: UL Listed.

Dimensions: 14.5"H X 17.5" Extension


Bulbs: 1 X 60W max candelabra base incandescent bulb (included)

Listing: UL

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.

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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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Sale Artemide

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 4.5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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)

5 out of 5
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)

5 out of 5
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)

5 out of 5
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)

4 out of 5
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)

5 out of 5
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)

5 out of 5
very well made streamline design

easy to assemble upon arrival and a lovely table lamp

By:Christi , Designer (PDX OR)

4 out of 5
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)

4 out of 5
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)

4 out of 5
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.

The lamp succeeds in all fronts. However, there is one thing I believe they should have changed with the Tolomeo Micro. This small lamp is likely used for focused lighting on a desk, but the Tolomeo design has a hole in the top of the lamp shade, through which fairly bright light escapes and glares out at you while sitting at a desk.

I just taped a quarter over the hole.

By:Shimmy T. , Designer (Denver, CO)

4 out of 5
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)

4 out of 5
slim & tidy desk lamp

this is a great product.
Only thing I don't like about is the on/off switch.
Compare to its sleek design, swith itself is clunky.

By:Diane L. , Architect (boston, ma)

5 out of 5
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)

5 out of 5
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)

5 out of 5
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)

2 out of 5
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)

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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)

4 out of 5
4 out of 5
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)

4 out of 5
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)

5 out of 5
Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp - perfect!

Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp is just what I expected: good looking and functional.

By:Bugar Z. , Renter (New York)

5 out of 5
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)

5 out of 5
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)

4 out of 5
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)

4 out of 5
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)

5 out of 5
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

5 out of 5
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)

4 out of 5
I like it very much - the design and functionality are the best

By:Juliana , Homeowner (NY, NY)

4 out of 5
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)

2 out of 5
like it

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)

4 out of 5
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)

5 out of 5
Nice little lamp

Solid construction, good task lamp.

By:P.M. , Homeowner (MA)

5 out of 5
I loved my new Tolomeo !

Beautiful and got in my house really fast !

By:Renata D. , Homeowner (tampa, fl , usa)

5 out of 5
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)

5 out of 5
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)

5 out of 5

By:Z.Z. , Architect (DE)

4 out of 5
Great light

Perfect size for desk, classic design

By:Daniel V. , Homeowner

5 out of 5
Icon design in great dimension

I love the elegant industrial look . The classic silver finish .... Quality system and construction ...

Tolomeo is a classic object of design

By:Maria G. (Miami)

5 out of 5
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)

4 out of 5
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)

5 out of 5
Simply perfect.

If you need a lamp of this type and size, it's terrific. Very very well made, and beautiful.

What more can you ask? Shipped in a very sturdy 'box within a box,' with no hint of damage or mishandling.

Great little lamp for on a table or desk. Go for it!

By:Robert , Homeowner (Los Angeles)

5 out of 5
great lamp!

This is the perfect reading/task lamp. I am very happy with it.

By:Ronna J. , Homeowner (watertown, MA USA)

5 out of 5
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)

5 out of 5
A Classic

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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