Artemide Pallade Pendant Lamp
Materials: Red ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic. Frosted acrylic diffuser. Bakelite socket.
Cord Length: 100 cm / 39.37’’
Height: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”
Width: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a frosted one is preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Studio Tetrarch, Adelaide Bonati, Silvio Bonatti, Enrico De Munari, Carla Federspiel.
Manufacturer: Artemide S.p.A., Pregnana Milanese, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: Originally produced in red and white. Later in the 1970s orange was added. Also made as a floor/table lamp.
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.
Links (external links open in a new window)
The Artemide company website
MoMA: Artemide design – Museum of Modern Art NY
ABS plastic on Wikipedia
This lamp in the 1976 catalogue on Vintageinfo
Floor lamp in the 1973 catalogue on Vintageinfo
Catalogues by Artemide on Vintageinfo
Artemide lamps on Vintageinfo
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the pictures and the enthusiasm.