Inspired by papiroflexia, the art of papyrus-folding, Flexia is reminiscent of the
Japanese art of origami.
Flexia stems from the combination of the technical lighting know-how
of Artemide and the experience in sustainable design of Mario Cucinella, whose
work pursues a constant focus on sustainable, conceived according to a holistic
approach and laid out on all design scales.
The acoustic panel section controls reverberation, absorbing the sound waves
reflected in the environment, whilst the patented Discovery technology, the
result of research by Ernesto Gismondi into the quality of the light that animates
the transparent emitting surface, generates a diffused emission of light that is
both even and comfortable that also respects UGR standards for use in work
spaces in any installation position.
We are very proud to announce that Flexia has won the
Archiproducts Design Awards 2021 for its concept and
In addition, a dedicated jury of specialists in eco-design and
sustainability within the field of architecture and design
have also awarded our product with the “2021 special
Mention for Sustainability”.
Flexia’s flexible wings are equipped with a rotation
mechanism that goes from 0 to 15° and 30° meaning that
the many possible inclinations and positions can help
calibrate interaction with the environment; shape, materials
and density are selected to work mainly on the frequencies
of human speech; the result is beauty that derives from a
parametric and functional intelligence.
This goes hand-in-hand with a careful choice of materials;
in particular, the sound-absorbent part is developed using
recycled fibres: the external fabric comes 100% from PET
bottles, whilst the internal panel is obtained from waste materials.
Flexia has been designed to improve the quality of the
environments, generating an efficient combination for all
lighting needs; the juxtaposition of multiple modules can
shape environments based on the principles of perfectly
balanced light and sound.