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Ernesto Gismondi Camera Terra Floor Lamp

Materials: Black painted metal round base, painted with wrinkle paint. Cast iron counterweight inside the base. Chromed metal  (iron) adjustable rods. Black painted lampshade, also painted with wrinkle paint with a dimmer and an orange control light. Porcelain socket, aluminium reflector. Some metal and plastic parts.

Height: 165 cm  / 64.96”, adjustable until 200 cm / 78.74”

Lampshade: 23 cm x 10 cm / 9.05” x 3.93”

Base: ∅ 29,5 cm / 11.61”

Electricity: 1 halogen double ended light bulb R7S – J Type T3. 1 x  300 watt maximum. 110/220 volt.

Period: 1980s.

Designer: Ernesto Gismondi.

Manufacturer: Artemide, Pregnana Milanese, near Milan, Italy. 

Other versions: This Ernesto Gismondi Camera Terra floor lamp exists without the dimmer in the lampshade, but with the dimmer on cord. You can find it over here. It was also made as a table lamp and ceiling lamp.

Ernesto Gismondi

Ernesto Gismondi was born in San Remo, Italy on December 25, 1931. In 1957 he graduated in Aeronautical Engineering at the Milan Polytechnic and in 1959 he gained a degree in Missile Engineering at the Professional School of Engineering in Rome.

Since the beginning of the 1960s he has been devoting to the planning and production of lighting equipment, founding Studio Artemide S.A.S., together with designer Sergio Mazza. He became established as an international designer, participating, as one of the inventors, in “Memphis”, an avant-garde movement that brought about a profound evolution in the design sector and designing many successful appliances for the Group.

Artemide

The Artemide Group is based in Pregnana Milanese, Italy. Artemide was founded by Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza in 1960.

The company is best known for the Tizio desk lamp designed by Richard Sapper in 1972 and the Tolomeo desk lamp, designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina in 1986.

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