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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.
Notes: UL Listed.
Dimensions: 26.75"W X 21.25"H
Lamp Type: INCANDESCENT
Bulbs: 1 X 100W max medium base incandescent bulb (not included)
Manufacturer Specifications: Click to download specifications.
Model(s): TOL0045 TOL0046 TOL0047 TOL0055 TOL0056 TOL0057 TOL0065 TOL0066 TOL0067
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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Better than expected quality.
The precision of the movement system works amazingly. The base offers excellent stability. The materials are very nice, and the details and unions are neat. High quality product.
By:Claudia V. , Architect (San Diego, CA)
Great lighting - very attractive.
The design is complimentary of just about any room in the houses. The lamp is very functional, durable and pleasing to the eye.
By:Yvette W. , Homeowner (Carson City, NV, USA)
Tolomeo continues to inspire
I've enjoyed the Tolomeo Series for the same reasons I first feel in love with the Luxo L1 - classical form which is unassumingly refined.
By:Mark C. , Designer (Olathe, KS USA)
Sexy, stylish, and timeless.
The Tolomeo is a perfect example of great design. It looks at home in so many settings while fluidly combining form and function. I'm sure that many know Artemide for their Tizio (which is everywhere), but the Tolomeo has always been my favorite! I was also very impressed with the personal service I received from YLighting and will certainly be using them again.
By:Barrett , Renter (Manhattan)
Function and Form
I purchased this lamp because I have a large desk, and the fixture allows me to position the lamp where I need light the most. As far as design, the lamp has a simple, elegant and high end look to it. Well worth the money.
By:Kurt S. , Homeowner (Birmingham, Michigan)
Classy. Reading is a pleasure again. I have already recommended the lamp to several colleagues.
By:Beverly D. , Homeowner (north hollywood, calif)
This is a great lamp.
The Tolomeo Mini Table Lamp is a perfect desk and reading lamp. The design is classy and classic-it has been for years and will continue to be so in the future. The name "Mini" is a bit misleading because it's actually a normal sized desk lamp. That means that the plain Tolomeo Table Lamp is really quite large. I have that one with a parchment shade. It's beautiful as a reading lamp next to an armchair but would be too big for my desk.
By:Martha H. , Homeowner (Weybridge VT)
Timeless design and competitively priced
I am really enjoy the Tolomeo Mini Table Lamp. I was a little concerned about whether or not the lamp would be out of scale on my nightstand â€“ it was not. The architectural design is timeless and the execution of manufacturing impressive. I have purchased other lighting fixtures from YLighting and have yet to find a more competitive website. I am very satisfied with my choice of lighting fixture and vendor.
By:edward b. , Homeowner
A great product, a great price, a great shopping experience.
I have a Tolomeo Mini Table Lamp that I purchased 11 years ago and love it. When it came time to purchase another to create a matching pair I looked into using my professional discount at the Artimede store here in Chicago and found it easier and cheaper to buy it from Ylighting. I had never purchased from them before but have clients who have and loved. I am now a convert. I love my new Tolomeo....still a great classic lamp and loved the easy experience from Ylighting. I will definetly use the Tolomeo in my designs again and will definetly look to Ylighting again to fill my need.
By:Alan H. , Designer (Chicago, Illinois)
This lamp is a workhorse and looks great, too
This lamp is just the right solution for my workspace. It gives me the light I need to work on my computer and it can easily be refocused on other work areas. It was a cinch to put together. Looks great. Best of all, it uses a CFL.
By:Mary E. S. , Homeowner (California)
Excellent size and light coverage for the work area.
The purpose of the Tolomeo mini table lamp was to provide good light for computer work on a desk. What we love about the lamp is that it is also something that is beautiful to see from across the room. The excellent design of this mini lamp is everything we hoped for!
By:Nancy Z. (Longboat Key, Florida, U.S.)
Form and Function on one package.
I bought this lamp for my new office which is transitional in style with many modern and classical elements. This lamp works in this aesthetic perfectly as it is both modern and classic in design. The lamp is solidly constructed and moves with precision. It does not wobble as would a less expensive lamp. I am a firm believer in buying right and buying once and I plan on using this lamp for many years to come.
By:Frank M , Designer (New York, NY)
The Best Lam I've Ever Owned!
The Tolomeo Mini Table Lamp screams "quality" - every detail makes it feel like a well made product. In addition, it's unique style has become iconic. I LOVE my Tolomeo desk!
By:Bruce B. , Homeowner (Orange, Connecticut, USA)
Great product! Won't be disappointed!
By:Yee-Hsee H. , Homeowner
Functional yet elegant design
The mini Tolomeo lamp is ideally sized for a desk or work table. A 75 watt bulb seems to provide the perfect amount of task lighting.
By:JK , Homeowner (Seattle USA)
Classic design, great function in a smaller package.
The Tolomeo Mini Lamp is perfect for a fairly small desk with limited space. I gifted this lamp for use on a sewing table where I'm told it works perfectly to add task lighting and looks great while doing it. I have it's bigger brother (the Classic) for my drawing table, but the Mini is much more suited for a desk where there isn't a need for a long arm reach. I was also very impressed with the service at YLighting and received my lamp in 2 days.
By:Kyle , Designer (Huntington Beach, CA)
Beautiful design and great visual impact at a reasonable price.
This lamp looks even better on your desk than the pictures suggest, and it costs a fraction of other lamps with the same visual appeal. Check out Dr. House's desk next time - his Tolomeo lamp is an integral part of what makes his office look so cool.
By:Spencer , Homeowner (Palo Alto, CA)
Iconic lamp, perfect for any room.
There's not much to say about the Tolomeo Mini lamp that hasn't been said. It is a beautiful example of mid-century engineering. I would point out that the "mini" lamp is actually a full-size desk lamp, sitting roughly 2-3 feet tall overall. My only complaint is that the bottom arm cannot swing back, only forward, so the lamp tends to sit quite tall.
By:Tim C. , Designer (San Franciso, CA)
The lamp is very good quality, very solid, quite flexible, and does not shake. The base is quite heavy. What I was impressed with was the auto-off feature. I had put a 150W bulb, and on overheating, the lamp shuts off. On cooling, it turns on. I duly switched it with a 100W bulb.
By:Sharmistha D. , Homeowner (IL)
With the cast base and all metal construction, this will last.
By:Joseph , Architect (Oakland, CA)
I worked at a lighting store a few years back and this lamp was one of my favorite, not only for its excellent design but also for it astetics. Recently I needed a new reading light for my bed side and decided I wanted something that looks great but is also functional. The tolomeo mini is all that and More.
By:Manuel P. , Designer (Caracas, Venezuela)
Love Love Love this light fixture!
We got them for our bedside reading lights. They're the best for coverage be it the whole room or just my book while my husband is sleeping. They're perfect and very good looking too. We got the white which goes beautiful with our
Got the Mini in white with the base. Hard to find items that are gorgeous in form and are functional. This is one of them. Guess that's what makes a classic. Even my wife liked it.
By:JMB , Homeowner (Kansas City)
Best multi-purpose table lamp I've ever had.
Purchased white enameled lamp, which is difficult to find. Sturdy construction, not flimsy like many 'jointed' lamps. Simple, clean design fits with any decor. Purchased first one as task/work lamp. Subsequently purchased this one, which functions as a bedside lamp. Flexibility of light positioning allows for several lighting solutions. A classic!
By:SFP , Renter (Washington, DC)
Timeless design - the perfect desk lamp.
Finally owning the Tolomeo mini table lamp - which I've admired for years - makes my day. Everyday. This is the perfect desk lamp. Good design counts. Looks great with my iMac.
By:LW , Homeowner (Washington DC)
I think it will be a nice addition to our new master bedroom. It's modern and practical.
By:Sharon V. , Homeowner (Boerne Tx)
this is a perfect desk lamp! quick shipping & great looking.
TOLOMEO LAMPS A DESIGNERS DELIGHT
I use the Tolomeo mini in a remodel as bedside lamps and they are the perfect fit. Beautiful , functional, reliable and very flexible. 5 stars...
By:Dick C. (BASALT COLORADO, USA)
Excellant quality, heavy base--great for bedside use
By:Byron H. , Homeowner (Portland)
These lights are perfect for an office desk or night stand. They are pleasing to look at and provide abundant light.
By:Kim , Homeowner (CA)
Aesthetically pleasing lamp that performs it's purpose excellently.
Aesthetically pleasing lamp that performs it's purpose excellently.
By:Eddie , Homeowner (NY)
The Perfect Lamp
"Mini" belies this wonderful lamp's actual size. We purchased it as a bedside lamp, and it is perfect. A larger model would not have worked. The lamp's look, design, and quality are also perfect. Another top quality product from Artemide.
By:Jude , Homeowner (Southwest Virginia)
The Perfect Lamp
"Mini" belies this lamp's actual size. We purchased it as a bedside light, and it is perfect. Anything larger would have been too big. It's look, design, and quality are also perfect. Another top quality product from Artemide!
By:Jude , Homeowner (Southwest Virginia)
The perfect lamp for the 21st century
I knew about the Tolomeo table lamps for a long time, and I even had the chance to get one a couple of years back, but I went for a Luceplan instead. That turned out to be a huge mistake. My Fortebraccio stopped working a little over an year after I got it, and it cost even more than the Tolomeo Mini. Now back to the review... I got the aluminum version, and it's really quite a beautiful lamp. The craftsmanship is superb, and it came pretty much fully assembled. I'm using it as a task lamp, and so far I'm very happy with my purchase.
By:Eddy , Homeowner (SF, CA)
This is a stunning lamp!
The Tolomeo Mini Lamp is the perfect desk lamp...It's a great size, gives out great light, is easy to put together, easy to maneuver and it looks cool to boot!
By:Jonathan M. , Homeowner (Houston, TX, USA)
A little larger than anticipated, but the look is sleek and modern. Excellent addition to an all white space.
By:A. P. , Renter (NYC)
This light it is great. I bought it for beside my bed and it provides just the right amount of light for reading in bed.
By:Tracy B. , Homeowner (south river nj usa)
By:Pedro E. , Designer (city)
Very attractive, eye-catching, lamp that is a great functional desk lamp
I really like the high-tech, modern look of the Tolomeo Mini Table Lamp. It's construction with aluminum, and wires makes for a smart looking modern desk lamp. The mini is large enough for any desk surface. I chose the clamp attachment instead of the base to save desk space and cost -- I'm glad I did. The lamp casts plenty of light and has a convenient switch at the top of the lamp making it easy to turn on and off as you get in or out of your chair. I'm very pleased with this lamp and would recommend it to anyone looking for a stylish and functional desk lamp.
By:Mark , Homeowner (Wilmette, IL)
Beautiful classic piece of lighting
I love the lights. Easy to assemble. Beautiful and classic piece of lighting. They will be well used.
Product is a 10!
By:David E. , Homeowner (Manhattan Beach)
This is a very functional table lamp with stylish, timeless design.
By:Malte , Homeowner (Bethesda, MD)
Good classic design with a modern twist
it is my third Tolomeo lamps and i have only wish to have more to come.
By:Dennis L. , Homeowner
Classic design, good function
I needed a reasonably high-design but not over-designed Italian desk lamp that would take an incandescent or CFL bulb, not be too big on the desk and workable as a photo inspection light. The smaller Tolomeo is perfect. Besides, it is the lamp featured in the office of MI-5, the BBC spy series!
By:Bostonpaper , Homeowner (Boston, MA)
My standard bedroom lamp
I already had two of these lamps in my bedroom. Now I have three, one for each night table and one for my desk. These lamps adjust easily and take a standard bulb. The Tolomeo is classic modern and the Mini is plenty big.
By:Ron S. , Renter (New York, NY)
Good, but some issues with use for indirect lighting.
I purchased this on a whim, and don't regret it a bit. The one thing that has driven me crazy is that the lamp head has a hole in the opposing side (for heat dissipation?), so if you face the lamp away from you for indirect lighting, you get blindingly direct line of sight to the brightly lit bulb.
By:Glen M. , Designer (Palo Alto, CA)
Great and fast service
Initially ordered the classic lamp for my office not knowing that there is a slightly smaller version which I thought would be better size. I could change the order with no hassle. All arrived as promised.
By:Christian S. , Homeowner (San Francisco)
When form meets function.
I originally bought (2) Micros with wall mounts to use as a bedside lighting. When I received them I noticed they were a bit smaller than expected. Also, the switch is on the cord and not on the lamp itself. The folks at YLighting arranged for the exchange and I couldn't be happier with the Minis. They are the perfect lights for my bedroom. They frame the bed beautifully and are extremely practical. The prefect marriage of art and design.
By:Tony M. , Renter (New York, NY)
Very nice lamp.
I'm using this as a desk lamp in addition to a Brazzo lamp by Pablo. It's a high quality light. The base is chrome, as is the arm, and the shade has an industrial gray character to it -- works well in an industrial or midcentury modern environment.
By:Mike D. , Homeowner (Gilbert, AZ)
They will be mine, they will be mine...
I've lusted after Tolomeo lamps for a long time, and have accumulated several over the years: first was a set of two micros, then a mega floor lamp, then two minis, and two wall sconces. My most recent purchase is for a set of two aluminum micros, which are perfect for two large desks.
By:Tom C. , Homeowner (Los Angeles, CA)
I will have Tolomeos in every room of my house!
Not quite yet, but perhaps one day I'll be able to have the entire collection of Tolomeos. Recently purchased two aluminum minis, and two minis in black. Debating on whether I should get a set in white as well. The black set is a gift for my brother. Everyone loves the lamps, though not everyone can justify the price. I've had several Tolomeo products for years and they've all been great quality so my justification is that they will last forever and I'm "saving" money by buying them before inevitable price increases, lol.
By:Tom C. , Homeowner (Los Angeles, CA)
One of my favorite lamps
The Tolomeo is sleek, easy to maneuver, ultra modern, yet delicate enough that it looks great as a bedside lamp. We have one on each side of the bed. It's perfect for reading. You can adjust the lamp shape just so that the other person won't be bothered by the light and can go to sleep. The base is heavy and you don't feel like it will ever fall over. It also is great as a desk lamp because again the maneuverability let's you shine the light exactly where you need it. It's great in so many ways.
By:Katrin D. , Homeowner (New York)
Functional and Elegant Design
I was a bit hesitant purchasing a lamp I had never seen in person, but the risk paid off. This hardy lamp is not only functional with useful detailing (a lampshade hole for heat to escape, and shade adjuster), but the design is simple and elegant.
Details and Clean Lines
The details make this lamp perfect--a shade adjuster, ample positioning, and a heat escape. Great for a work desk. Be sure to check out the specs--the "mini" feels more medium.
By:Jean , Architect (New York)
Love this light
I used to have it in my design studio as a task lamp, now I bought one for my son's desk. He loves it, too--easy to maneuver for small hands, with a handle so you don't burn yourself when the light's been on for awhile. Love it.
By:Lisa N. , Homeowner (New York)
timeless design transcends fashion. with Tolomeo all of the parts have been carefully composed to blend function and appearance. Its form derives from the optimization of each part, the craftsmanship is sublime. Mini is slight misnomer, this is a rather large lamp, perfect for desk or bedside.
By:Gary , Architect (Toledo)
By:Muriel J. , Homeowner (lewisburg, PA USA)
I loved it.
It fitted perfect in my desk.
By:Myriam S. , Architect (Brazil)
Stylish and sturdy
This classic lamp is both stylish and sturdy. Made of excellent materials. The quality shows throughout. Very pleased with my order.
By:Anonymous , Homeowner (Princeton, NJ, USA)
sleek efficient light for one's desk
I recently purchased the Tolomeo Mini Table Lamp. It is very stylish and was easy to assemble. I set up the light to come up and over my computer monitors, so is creates a nice light to read at my desk.
By:NS , Homeowner (New York City)
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