Artemide Pallade Pendant Lamp
Materials: Half round globe light made of red ABS plastic. Frosted acrylic diffuser. Steel wire. 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: The Artemide Pallade pendant lamp was originally produced in red and white. Later in the 1970s orange was added. Also made as a floor and 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. Artemide 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.
ABS & Acrylic
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is a common thermoplastic polymer. Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic as well.
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