Empatia is inspired by the association between the great glass-blowing tradition and the LED technology of Artemide. High interest in the expression potentials of this material resulted into co-operation with master glass blowers to gain full control of the special suppleness of Venetian glass and to work on the balance between surface and light, between subtle densities and transparencies. Hence clear, pure craft objects, each of them unique in all respects. Transparency and opacity are wisely dosed to obtain a glass that reflects light without glaring and without losing efficiency. Hence optical device, whose heart is a high-performance LED-based light engine created separately from the glass emission body in favor of higher thermal efficiency and performance. Light is controlled with maximum yield and driven towards the glass diffuser through a transparent pipe with a very low absorption coefficient.
Steel base “soft touch” effect painted; stem covered by a natural platinic silicone sheath (antiyellowing); diffuser in transparent polycarbonate with rubber-effect coat; transparent lens; internal refl ector made of specular aluminium with random perforations.The new internal diffuser is reinterpreting the old fluorescent lamp using a modern LED source, this guarantees the same optical performance with less power consumption and a better quality of light. The body lamp is a single tubular steel structure, composed of a rigid lower part and an adjustable higher part.Touch dimmer placed on the steel.
Materials: cantilevered arms in polished aluminium; diffuser in parchment paper, in silk satin or in black fabric on a plastic frame; joints and clamp in polished aluminium.Specification: diffuser, available in three sizes, adjustable in all directions. System of spring balancing.