Nemo Cassina: Success with minimalism
Nemo design lights combine stylistic clarity with elegant minimalism. The lights stand out for high-quality processing and functionality.
Worldwide success from the start
In 1993, Franco Cassina and Carlo Forcolini established Nemo Cassina as a manufacture for design lights
and lamps. As soon as one year later, they were hugely successful with their table lamp Iota by the Japanese designer Ikaru Mori. The success story continued, and 1998 Nemo Cassina joined forces with Italianaluce, a company which is known for its cooperation with Porsche Design. Members of the Nemo Cassina family are Illuminating Experiences LLC, a company, headquartered in New Jersey, producing and distributing illumination products in the United States and the Paris-located Artelux company covering the French market. 2008, the group took over lighting objects for the living area
from iGuzzini and joined the Poltrona Frau Gruppe in the same year.
Minimalism with a tongue in cheek
The special Nemo style is characterized by pure and simple design ideas which pass through high-quality processing and result in elegant minimalism typical of Nemo Cassina. Since the integration of the Meltemi company Nemo has a wide range of illuminants at its disposal, which are remarkable for their mouth-blown opal glass at its disposal and are applied especially in hotels. Nemo Cassina design lights have become modern classics; in particular lights from the series “Ara
” by Ilaria Marelli have advanced to become architectural stylistic devices. “Ara Terra” integrates a halogen lamp and a neon tube, to be applied as a floor uplighter or damped light, depending on illumination requirements, and so represents the pursue of new technical improvements. This also is demonstrated perfectly by the “Dove Tavolo
” model, whose light head is turnable by 360 degrees. A small tongue in the cheek is contained in the table lamp “Chocolite
”, whose base comes in the colour brown and indeed reminds of melting chocolate.