EMPATIA - Artemide Design 2013
Wallpaper* Design Awards winner 2014: Best trasparency
iF Product Design Award winner 2014
Empatia is born from the association between the great tradition of glass-blowing and the LED technology of Artemide. High interest in the expressive potential of this material results in the close collaboration with master glass blowers, and thus by gaining full control of the special suppleness of Venetian glass one is able 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 an optical device, whose heart is a high performance LED-based light engine, separated from the glass emission body in favour 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.
Empatia is offered in 3 power levels and sizes: 28W / Empatia 360, 21W / Empatia 260, 14W / Empatia 160.
In collaboration with Carlotta de Bevilacqua