This table lamp, model Tizio, was designed by Richard Sapper for Artemide, in Italy, in 1972. Introduced in 1972, the lamp is built with two counterweights allowing the user to direct the light at will.
The lamp adjusts with a pull or push of the hand and stays in place as set. Eliminating the need for extraneous wires and enhancing a clean aesthetic, Tizio’s arms conduct electricity to the bulb which was an early introduction of halogen to an industry outside of automotive.
A small reflector works with the light source to provide highly concentrated light.
A multiple aware winner, Tizio is included in MoMA's permanent collection, amongst others. "When we presented it, there was nothing like it on the market, it was revolutionary. Tizio is beautiful in any different position, it is a harmonious object in all its parts, you move it with one hand and it is always extremely precise. It is not that we don't change anything over the years because we can't, we don't change anything because that's the way it is."
Ernesto Gismondi, 2014
Richard Sapper ‘Tizio’ Table Lamp for Artemide, Italy, 1972
Width: 80 cm
Depth: 11 cm
Min. Height: 54 cm
Máx. Height: 100 cm