Empatia is inspired by the association between the great glass-blowing tradition and the LED technology of Artemide. High interest in the expression potentials of this material resulted into co-operation with master glass blowers to gain full control of the special suppleness of Venetian glass and to work on the balance between surface and light, between subtle densities and transparencies. Hence clear, pure craft objects, each of them unique in all respects. Transparency and opacity are wisely dosed to obtain a glass that reflects light without glaring and without losing efficiency. Hence optical device, whose heart is a high-performance LED-based light engine created separately from the glass emission body in favor of higher thermal efficiency and performance. Light is controlled with maximum yield and driven towards the glass diffuser through a transparent pipe with a very low absorption coefficient.
The Demetra family is expanded with two new versions to meet varying usage requirements: Demetra Micro and Demetra Professional. While flow emission varies in Demetra Professional, its size is identical to the classical version. It was designed to address the need for a task light with greater flows allowing to obtain high illuminance on the working top. With the advanced LED technology and the adoption of smart elementary solutions, maximum performance is ensured in a minimal product. Its look is the typical essential and linear one of Demetra, but its head is a more complex optical device, designed for more powerful LEDs also through painstaking study of thermal science. The aluminium bottom of the head’s body works as a heatsink by taking shape and folding inside the head to accommodate the LED, however without contact and therefore without creating a heat bridge with the top. This allows maximum dissipation, and therefore the use of a high-power COB LED, without affecting its functionality deriving from operation and from direct user relation with the lamp. The top of its head can be safely touched without contact with high temperatures. Emission is controlled by a reflector that slightly protrudes from the head’s profile and designs perfect illuminance on the top to create a work station with a high colour yield (Cri 90). The Demetra family becomes more complete to satisfy all the needs of different application fields with flexible and comprehensive solutions, as well as with specific and dedicated ones.
The spherical diffuser design is enhanced by a removable-fitting and tapering luminous stem, that makes the transition from the strong diffuser light to the blind lamp structure area gentle. Base in zamac, stem in thermoplastic resin, blown glass diffuser. Lamp included. Touch dimmer button on the lamp base for the storage of the latest light intensity set-up or the use of a local or remote control (controlled socket). Available in three sizes.
2004 Design Plus, light building Frankfurt am Main (Deutschland)
2004 Reddot Design Award Essen (Deutschland)
2004 Compasso d’oro / A.D.I. Segnalazione – Milano (Italia)