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.