Jean Nouvel’s Objective for Artemide

Objective letturaThe elementary cylinder-shaped disc shaped construction of the Objective table lamp – now available in North America – hides the actual complexities of design that French architect Jean Nouvel has developed for Artemide: a lamp that draws inspiration from camera lenses. With this small table lamp, Nouvel addresses the theme of man’s relation with his personal space. It has an elementary shape that breaks up into three perfectly geometrical volumes to arouse spatial perception on three levels by means of two LED light sources.

The first level provides indirect ceiling light via a smart optical unit. Level two is more an operational one, which uses an optical unit with 360° rotation on the horizontal axis to direct light towards different parts of the working top. Level three opens up to the surroundings with indirect light emission adjustable on the vertical axis between 0 and 45°.

The use of light as an architectural expression, the small-sized Objective lamp encloses all the technological wisdom and lighting skills in favour of a personal interpretation of individual space.

A French architect of international renown, Jean Nouvel won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2008.

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