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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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 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)
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.)
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 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)
By:Yee-Hsee H. , Homeowner
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)
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)
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.
I have two and highly recommend them.
By:Spencer , Homeowner (Palo Alto, CA)
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.
I rate it 4.5 stars.
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)
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
Walnut bedroom furniture!
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)
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!
p.s. YLighting: excellent service, speedy delivery.
By:SFP , Renter (Washington, DC)
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)
By:Sharon V. , Homeowner (Boerne Tx)
this is a perfect desk lamp! quick shipping & great looking.
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.
By:Eddie , Homeowner (NY)
"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)
"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)
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)
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)
By:Tracy B. , Homeowner (south river nj usa)
By:Pedro E. , Designer (city)
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)
I love the lights. Easy to assemble. Beautiful and classic piece of lighting. They will be well used.
By:David E. , Homeowner (Manhattan Beach)
This is a very functional table lamp with stylish, timeless design.
By:Malte , Homeowner (Bethesda, MD)
it is my third Tolomeo lamps and i have only wish to have more to come.
By:Dennis L. , Homeowner
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
I especially like that it has a standard Edison socket, which permitted me to use a CFL bulb with the same light color as the Brazzo, for consistency.
By:Mike D. , Homeowner (Gilbert, AZ)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
Satisfied with the total experience; and the light is perfect on my home office
By:Muriel J. , Homeowner (lewisburg, PA USA)
It fitted perfect in my desk.
By:Myriam S. , Architect (Brazil)
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)
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)
I have bought several items from Y Lighting and have always found them to be very friendly and knowledgable about the products on the web site. I once had a problem with an order and the customer service team were quick to correct it. I will continue to use them for finding cool lighting ideas.
By:George F. , Designer (San Diego CA, USA)
As others have said, this lamp is definitely eye catching in it's simplicity and style. I purchased the stainless steel and it is really nice.
I wasn't sure whether to purchase the Mini lamp or the Micro lamp, but the Mini seems to have been the perfect choice since I work with an Apple desktop computer and the greater reach of the Mini lamp (especially in height) nicely accommodates the computer and overall provides illumination over a greater surface area of my desk. So I made the right choice.
In the future, I would definitely consider purchasing one of the Tolomeo color lamps for other rooms.
By:Anonymous , Homeowner (NY NY USA)