Founded in 1960 by Ernesto Gismondi, Artemide is based in Pregnana Milanese, Italy, and operates through 24 subsidiaries. Its distribution network includes 55 branded showrooms in the main cities around the world. Artemide products are distributed in 98 countries. With five manufacturing units in Italy, France, Hungary, and Canada, two glass-works, and one Research & Development centre supported by prototyping labs and groundbreaking tests, the Artemide Group currently has more than 750 employees, including 60 engaged in R&D, thus confirming the key role of innovation in the Group's success. At Artemide, technological research, partnerships with outstanding architects, as well as sociocultural investigation have been from the outset at the origin of innovative projects capable to illuminate the future with unabated power.
Today the Artemide collections convey a unique mix of values: the approach to human and responsible light goes hand in hand with design and material savoir faire, combining next-generation technology with ancient wisdoms, a perfect expression of sustainable design.
The lamp Polluce is designed by Enzo Mari in cooperation with Anna Fasolis
The collaboration with Gio Ponti gives life to Fato, still an iconic lamp.
Selene is created as an early example of stackable chair produced with plastics using the innovative compression moulding technology, part of experiments on furniture.
The first manufacturing facility is opened in Pregnana Milanese, still the company headquarters.
Sintesi is the first product designed by Ernesto Gismondi.
After the success of Polluce, Enzo Mari designs Aggregato, also a best-selling item, with the technical support of Giancarlo Fassina.
Artemide opens its first subsidiary in the United States of America.
With Aton bar, the first Artemide system is created, giving life to the Litech division, a predecessor of Artemide Architectural.
Artemide receives the prestigious "Compasso d'Oro Award for lifetime achievement".
A patented technological innovation gives life to a collection introducing the use of coloured light, as well as a different relation with light management, offering the opportunity to select scenarios that underline our life and emotions.
Light Fields, a publication deriving from workshops on light perception and culture.
The Human Light is the new manifesto expressing the vision of Artemide: light at the service of man and of his needs.
The Artemide Architectural division is created.
Compasso d'Oro Award for the lamp Pipe, designed by Herzog & De Meuron.
Artemide opens a new frontier in lighting: the My White Light line is introduced, based on years-long research and on the latest developments of the TunableWhite technology.
The IN-EI collection is created in cooperation with Japanese fashion designer Issey Myiake. Two years later it receives the Compasso d'Oro, the most prestigious design award.
The Modern Classic collection is updated to include new icons.
This cultural review focusing on the issues, including outside the lighting world, that Artemide investigates in its process of innovation, research, and cooperation with outstanding international architects and designers, becomes a regular publication.
The historical brand "Danese Milano" becomes part of the Artemide collection.
Artemide begins its research on LI-FI: light is used for data transmission. A data management infrastructure can be created with the same LEDs that are normally fitted in the Artemide products.
An IoT dialogue between lighting appliances, sensors, and control systems ensures that natural and environmental phenomena may interact with artificial light according to measured parameters to create advanced and perceptively controlled lightscapes.