Tizio 35 Task Lamp by Richard Sapper for Artemide
A display of aesthetic and functional balance, Tizio remains a modern design marvel.
Introduced in 1972, the lamp is built with two counterweights allowing the user to direct the light at will.
The lamp adjusts with a pull or push of the hand and stays in place as set. Eliminating the need for extraneous wires and enhancing a clean aesthetic, Tizio’s arms conduct electricity to the bulb which was an early introduction of halogen to an industry outside of automotive.
A small reflector works with the light source to provide highly concentrated light.
A multiple aware winner, Tizio is included in MoMA's permanent collection, amongst others. LED version available as well as 3 sizes from mini to classic.
Tizio is also available with as a floor model. Replacement parts are available.
The complete Tizio collection is available here.
Tizio 35 Parts are available here.
Dimensions: Please see image. Bulb: HAL max 35W GY6.35 (included); 2 intensity On/Off Switch
Born in Germany in 1932, Richard Sapper created the Tizio desk lamp for Artemide in 1972. This now-classic design has gone on to become one of the best-selling light fixtures ever produced. A prolific designer who famously turned down Steve Jobs offer of a job at Apple, Sapper died in 2015. Over a varied career spent designing everything from cars for Fiat to IBM’s first ThinkPad to multiple items for Alessi, he made a point of reducing technically- difficult design problems into concise, approachable items.