Designed by Vico Magistretti for the Italian lighting company Artemide in 1967, the Eclisse lamp is a delightful combination of round shapes, simple surfaces and 1960s spirit. The soul of the lamp is its mechanical dimmer: a curved, rotating shutter makes it possible to control the direction and intensity of the light. By closing the shutter completely, the lamp creates a beautiful corona – the name Eclisse is Italian word for eclipse. The lamp was awarded in 1967 a Compasso d'Oro design award and it influenced the futuristic design of the 1970s. Made of lacquered steel, Eclisse makes a characteristic table lamp for example in the bedroom or the office, and it can also be mounted on the wall.


Eclisse table/ceiling lamp, white


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Steel, technopolymer
12 cm
18 cm
Bulb base
Light source
4W LED (not included)
IP rating
Protection class
Energy label
A++ - E
5 years (product must be registered at manufacturer's website within 2 months of the purchase date)

Vico Magistretti

The Italian designer Vico Magistretti (1920-2006) had a long career as an architect and furniture designer. Magistretti started studying architecture in Milano in 1939, but had to escape to Switzerland in 1943. In Switzerland he met Ernesto Nathan Rogers, who became Magistretti’s maestro. 

Returning to Milan in 1945 he finished his studies and started working for the architect Paolo Chessa. In the beginning of his career Magistretti worked as an urban planner and started designing furniture and lamps in the 1950s. Many of the objects he designed became museum pieces. During his long and fruitful career he also won several awards like two Compasso D’Oro awards.

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