Eclisse, designed by Vico Magistretti in 1965, won the Compasso d'Oro in 1967
and became the representative of Italian design in the world.
Eclisse is an avant-garde balance between form and function, design and utility.
The basis of the concept lies in its functionality of adjusting light intensity
through its rotating inner shade that "eclipses" the light source. In fact, with a
fixed outer shell and a movable inner shell, the lamp can provide direct or diffused
light. A table lamp, it can also be wall mounted.
The new exclusive colours available starting from Artemide Holiday Gifts
are made with an innovative and sustainable metal vacuum deposition
process. The painted metal body is available in black, gold, copper or mirror
with on/off switch.
Eclisse is part of the permanent collection of the most important design
museums, including the MoMa in New York and the Triennale Design
Museum in Milan.
The PVD versions of Eclisse are a perfect example of how Artemide's
research into materials, finishes and processes is strongly oriented towards
sustainable solutions. In the design choice, the environmental impact is a
discriminating factor that imposes itself on the final aesthetic result.
“Simplicity and concept are the basis of design
and architecture. A good design lasts fifty
years, the rest are temporary things”
The numerous collaborations with Artemide have certainly marked important
stages in Magistretti’s design career. Vico Magistretti is one of the first
designers with whom Ernesto Gismondi began a long dialogue that resulted
in the development of iconic products that are still contemporary today, such
as Eclisse, Chimera and Teti as well as furniture pieces including the Selene
chair and Demetrio coffee table.