Artemide celebrates Tizio's 50th anniversary with a new and special edition of its iconic table lamp. Tizio has always been a staple not only in Artemide's production but also in the Italian design panorama.

"When we presented it, there was nothing like it on the market, it was revolutionary. Tizio is beautiful in any position, it is a harmonious object in all its parts, it can be moved with one hand and is always extremely precise. It is not that we don't want to change anything over the years, but we don't change anything because that's the way it is." Ernesto Gismondi

Designed 50 years ago, it is still absolutely contemporary also thanks to a new integrated LED source. Tizio is timeless thanks to the intelligence with which it combines its elements and the elegance that characterises it.

Tizio by Richard Sapper for Artemide
Tizio by Richard Sapper for Artemide

For this important occasion, Tizio goes red, one of its creator and great master's favourite colours. However, Richard Sapper's favourite colour is undoubtedly black because, as he stated:

“it is a colour that always looks good when put into contrast with other colours and environments, it looks good in a modern interior or a classic interior”.

To accentuate the dynamic elements in many of his masterpieces, Sapper uses the colour red, as exemplified in the joints of the iconic Tizio lamp.

Tizio by Richard Sapper for Artemide
Tizio by Richard Sapper for Artemide

In Tizio's 50 year anniversary, red ​ represents both the symbolic accent in Sapper’s work and Artemide's colour. And just like black, even red looks good in any environment. ​

"The Tizio lamp came to life to fulfill a personal need. While I work or read, I like the light to fall only on the sheet of paper in front of me, leaving the rest of the room in dim light. I feel less disturbed and I can focus more in a room that is not evenly lit. I also wanted a table lamp that could be adjusted at the touch of a finger and that would never fall onto the table because of worn joints." Richard Sapper



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About Artemide

Founded by Ernesto Gismondi in 1960, Artemide is headquartered in Pregnana Milanese, Italy. Artemide’s products are distributed in almost 100 different countries. With five production plants in Italy, France, Hungary and Canada, a glass furnace and a Research and Development center supported by prototype labs and cutting edge test equipment, the Artemide group employs more than 650 people, 60 of which work in R&D, a testament to the pivotal role innovation plays in the company’s success. Each of Artemide’s lights is instilled with the energy of a company that invests in research and development, supports Made in Italy, produces in Europe, and has a great reputation worldwide.