Flexible lamps with a breeze of the good old days – Artemide Melampo
One of the most striking strengths of the Artemide Melampo series
is the plain, timeless appearance of the table, floor and wall lights. This visual advantage of this versatile luminaire family is supplemented by convenient functionality and high quality processing of precious aluminium.
As the name already suggests, the Artemide
Melampo Notte provides the appropriate atmosphere in the late hours. This table lamp is the ideal lighting solution for all, who like to read in bed – for adults in the bedroom as well as for the young in the children's room. It’s specialty: Like the other fixtures from the Artemide Melampo family
, this lamp can also be pointed in many desired directions. Placed, for example, on a bedside table, it shines directly downwards or – in inclined position – gives off zoned reading light. When switched on, a visual effect arises as the silken shade, stabilised with synthetic material, transforms into a pleasantly glowing white.
Equal in terms of attractive appearance and variable illumination, the Artemide Melampo Terra represents a first class floor lamp
. With its plain and straight design, the work of Adrien Gardère refines the living room and creates remarkable islands of light besides an armchair or sofa. A work that forms an oasis of bright illumination, inviting you to linger on. But the Melampo Terra
has more to offer: According to the chosen direction – three are possible – its gives 1) accentuated light mainly directed downward, 2) inclined, zoned light or 3) upward, reflected light that evenly provides general lighting. Here again, the aluminium grey shade turns white, shining decently and contributing to a relaxed mood.
In case no appropriate base is available, light11 recommends the purchase of a wall light
like the Melampo Parete
. This elegant, space saving wall sconce can also be directed as you wish and need, so that it radiates straight down or diagonally downwards.
The Artemide Melampo family
has been conceived by Adrien Gardère. Simplicity, clarity and usability without any squiggle dominate the work of the French star designer. Born in Paris, he joins the École National Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs after having already studied successfully design. – he succeeds impressively as the best in his year and with a graduation. Afterwards he works as a design teacher in India and then turns back to his home town. There he gets into contact with Artemide. The lamps he devises for the Italian distributor do not just attract interest due to their sophisticated design. Compared to other design objects, his works stand out because of their favourable price, and with good reason: For Adrien Gardère, good design is not necessarily a question of money, but one of sensation. “All people should be allowed to experience good forms. No one should have to abstrain from that, because of adverse economic circumstances."