Artemide Nesso table lamp in the 1973 catalogue
Lamps in the movies!
Tutto l’Amore Che C’è (2000)
An Artemide Nesso table lamp appears in the Italian film Tutto l’Amore Che C’è (All the Love There Is) from 2000. It was directed by Sergio Rubini. Several design lamps appear in this movie as you can see below in a fragment on YouTube: The Chimera table and floor lamp and also the Lesbo table lamp, all by Artemide. Several other lamps such as the Harvey Guzzini Brumbry also appear in the movie.
Dix Pour Cent (2017)
An Artemide Nesso table lamp was used as a prop in the French TV series Dix Pour Cent (10%). English name: Call my agent. The Nesso table lamp appears in episode 5 of season 2 (2017). Guest stars in this episode: Guy Marchand and Julien Doré.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)
An Artemide Nesso table lamp (or is it a Nessino?) was used as a prop in 2022 the American mystery film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Starring Daniel Craig, Edward Norton and Janelle Monáe.
Links (external links open in a new window)
The Nesso table lamp in the MoMA Museum New York
The Nesso table lamp – Artemide website
Giancarlo Mattioli – Artemide website
Tutto l’amore che c’è (2000) film – Wikipedia
L’aile ou la cuisse (1976) – IMDb
L’aile ou la cuisse (1976) – Wikipedia
The Heineken Kidnapping (2011) film – Wikipedia
The Sicilian Clan (1969) film – Wikipedia
Dix Pour Cent (2015 – ) TV series – IMDb
9 Mois Ferme (2013) film – Wikipedia
9 Mois Ferme (2013) film – IMDb
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) film – Wikipedia
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) film – IMDb
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) film – Wikipedia
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) film – IMDb
1976 Artemide studioA Catalogue
Nesso style table lamp – Chinese copy
Artemide Nesso Table Lamp
Materials: Round curved conical orange ABS plastic base. Mushroom lampshade. Big metal screw. 4 white painted Bakelite E14 sockets.
Height: 34 cm / 13.38”
Width: ∅ 54 cm / 21.25”
Base: ∅ 21 cm / 8.26”
Electricity: 4 bulbs E14, 4 x 20 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Giancarlo Mattioli & Gruppo Architetti Urbanisti Città Nuova.
Manufacturer: Artemide S.p.A., Pregnana Milanese, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: This Artemide Nesso table lamp exists in many colours. The first editions were made in polyester. This lamp is from the nineties. The Nesso table lamp is still in production. The small version is named: Nessino.
This Artemide Nesso table lamp is designed in 1965. You can find it in the Artemide catalogues from 1973 and 1976, together with the Nessino table lamp.
In Spain these lamps, together with some other Artemide products were sold by the brand Idarco.
Giancarlo Mattioli was born in 1933 in Italy. The Nesso table lamp is his most famous work. It is part of the collection at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and other important museums. The Nesso won the first prize at the Studio Artemide Domus competition in Milan in 1965.
Giancarlo Mattioli formed the Gruppo Architetti Urbanisti Città Nuova together with Pierluigi Cervellati, Umberto Maccaferri, Franco Morelli, Gianpaolo Mazzucato and Mario Zaffagnini in the 1960’s.
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 lamps 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.
Artemide Nesso and Nessino table lamps in the 1976 catalogue
Lamps in the movies!
An Artemide Nesso table lamp was used as a prop in the Edouard Molinaro comedy film Oscar from 1967. A movie with French comedy actor Louis de Funès (1914-1983). Several other lamps by Raak Amsterdam, Maison Jansen and others were used in this film.
L’Aile ou la Cuisse (1976)
An Artemide Nesso table lamp was used as a prop in the famous French comedy L’Aile ou la Cuisse (The Wing or the Thigh) from 1976, with Louis De Funès and Coluche.
De Heineken Ontvoering (2011)
An Artemide Nesso table lamp was used as a prop in the Dutch movie De Heineken Ontvoering (The Heineken Kidnapping) from 2011, with Rutger Hauer as Freddy Heineken. Not to be confused with the American film Kidnapping Mr. Heineken with Anthony Hopkins from 2015. Below you can watch the complete movie with many designer lamps. Mr. Heineken was kidnapped in 1983.
Le Clan des Siciliens (1969)
An Artemide Nesso table lamp was used as a prop in the French film Le Clan des Siciliens (The Sicilian Clan) from 1969. A gangster movie by Henri Verneuil featuring Alain Delon, Jean Gabin and Lino Ventura.
9 Mois Ferme (2013)
An Artemide Nesso table lamp appears in the 2013 French comedy film 9 Mois Ferme (9 Month Stretch). Starring Sandrine Kiberlain and Albert Dupontel.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
An Artemide Nesso table lamp was used as a prop in the 1979 American legal drama film Kramer vs. Kramer. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep and Jane Alexander.