Eclisse Artemide by Vico Magistretti made in 1965 is without shadow, one of the lamps I prefer that accompanied me from my university studies until now that I became a parent. That I remember has always been with me and I’m sure he will accompany my son for a long time.
It’s a small, graceful kinetic object that changes its performance by moving it: a bedside lamp that lets you manually adjust the light manually in all simplicity.
The idea comes from the memory of the miners’ lanterns, or rather of the thief’s blind lantern: that, as Vico Magistretti himself says, “we see in some movies like the Miserables, with a candle and a door that open you are closed. ”
The design and design are simple, essential, pure and geometric shapes: three semisphere, one of which acts as a base, another with a fixed cap and the third, the smallest and the inner one, turns on a pin central, allowing for adjusting the luminous flux.
Recognizing perfection a small eclipse of Moon.