Vintage Info – All About Vintage Lighting

Artemide: The Artemide Group is based in Pregnana Milanese, Italy. The company is best known for the Tizio desk lamp designed by Richard Sapper in 1972. The company is also famous for the Tolomeo desk lamp, designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina in 1986. Artemide produced many other beautiful lights en furniture during all those the years.

Designers who have collaborated with Artemide include Mario Botta, Sir Norman Foster, Ettore Sottsass, Enzo Mari, Neil Poulton, Karim Rashid, Giò Ponti and many others.

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Artemide Eclisse Table Lamp

Artemide Eclisse Table Lamp


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Artemide Eclisse Table or Wall Lamp


Materials: Red painted aluminium, plastic. Some iron parts, ball-bearing. Bakelite socket.

Height: 17,8 cm / 7”

Width: ∅ 11,4 cm / 4.48”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 25 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Vico Magistretti (1920 – 2006).

Manufacturer: Artemide, Pregnana Milanese, Milan, Italy.

Other versions: Made in many colours and still in production. The new version however is made different and to be honest, it is not beautifully made. In between the moving white part en the lamp itself is a black plastic part as you can see below. It is used as replacement for the ball-bearing inside. If you want an old one, then you have to pay attention to it.

This lamp is designed in 1967. You can find it in the Artemide catalogue (1973) on Vintageinfo: Artemide catalogue 1973 page 1. Also as a wall lamp: Artemide catalogue 1973 page 3

Vico Magistretti was an Italian industrial designer, furniture designer, light designer and architect. He also designed another famous table lamp, the Oluce Atollo. You can find it here on Vintageinfo, click here.

Vico Magistretti Foundation

Via Conservatorio, 20, 20122 Milano, Italy

Visit the studio museum and discover more about Vico Magistretti work as designer and architect. The museum is open on Tuesday, on Thursday and on Saturday. More info on their website:

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