Materials: cantilevered arms in polished aluminium; diffuser in parchment paper, in silk satin or in black fabric on a plastic frame; joints and clamp in polished aluminium.Specification: diffuser, available in three sizes, adjustable in all directions. System of spring balancing.
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 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)