Calipso

by Artemide

Following on from the "Silver" "European Product Design Award" (ePDA) 2017 won for the "Scopas" lamp, Neil Poulton & Artemide present "Calipso".


Paris, France, 2017-06-23 - Calipso is a wall and ceiling lamp - high tech lighting generated from a forgotten, vintage algorithm.


The unique honeyco

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Product Name
Calipso
Manufacturer
Artemide

Product Type

Interior Lighting
Ceiling Lamps and LED

Following on from the "Silver" "European Product Design Award" (ePDA) 2017 won for the "Scopas" lamp, Neil Poulton & Artemide present "Calipso".


Paris, France, 2017-06-23 - Calipso is a wall and ceiling lamp - high tech lighting generated from a forgotten, vintage algorithm.


The unique honeycomb grill of Calipso was generated by feeding a photo of the moon into an image-based algorithm found on a seemingly extinct computer. The resulting fractal shape, an impure geometry that displays the irregular beauty of nature, is built from an organic honeycomb of different diameter tubes, seemingly arranged in a random geometry. This honeycomb characterizes the lamp both aesthetically and optically - not only is it visually pleasing, but it also provides an even and comfortable light emission.


The result is a highly emotional lighting object that joins together optical and aesthetic intelligence. A product positioned perfectly half-way between home and professional use, Calipso is suited to a variety of applications - expressing Artemide's traditional approach to deliver high performance lighting with a unique and emotional expressiveness.


Available September/October 2017. Approx €800


About Neil Poulton Neil Poulton is a Scottish designer who lives & works in Paris France. Poulton has won numerous international design awards - including this year's Silver ePDA prize for the Artemide "Scopas" suspension lamp - his work is included in the Beaubourg museum's permanent collection in Paris - his "Rugged" hard drive, designed for LaCie, has sold over 4.7 million units. For over 25 years, Neil Poulton has been designing simple, mass-produced objects, some of which are probably already in your own home.

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