Lighting that really = form + function. Most famous for their Tizio lamp, that you have seen everwhere, I have bought a countless number of my favorite, the Tolomeo (in picture), for clients, friends and myself. If you are looking for stylish, functional, modern lighting with an Italian flair, Artemide is your first stop. You can see their full line at their shop on Greene Street or at their website - everything from the Tolomeo collection, to the Orbs (pictured), to the classic standing lamp, The Melampo.
Problems? Artemide lighting at full retail is expensive, and their best work is architectural and cool. You won't find warm, fuzzy or even organic lighting here. For best prices, go to Lighting by Gregory, who always sell wholesale, next go the Artemide themselves (who are having a sale right now until July), and finally you can find many of their lamps at higher prices at Design Within Reach. MGR Artemide Inc. - New York, NY 46 Greene Street New York, NY 10013 tel: 212-925-1588 fax: 212-925-2429 //www.dwr.com/productdetail.cfm?id=0145&fp=subc