This suspension appliance – a hybrid optical device – represents a change of the light design paradigm. As with the LED it was crucial to design without any biases connected with the use of traditional sources, the OLED is a technology with certain peculiarities that make it quite different from...
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...
Incalmo was born: from the initial concept of an optical, thermal and technological machine where every part belongs to a higher system. A human, handcrafted dimension is also taken into account, as the beauty of imperfection is discovered through a reinterpretation of blown glass. The name...
CARLOTTA DE BEVILACQUA
As a designer, entrepreneur and fully established university lecturer, Carlotta de Bevilacqua is one of the major players in the world of contemporary architectural and design.
Graduated in 1983 in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, she is in charge of her architectural and design office, aimed at designing innovative spaces and buildings with reduced environmental impact and trying new interpretations of the relationship among man, architecture, nature and light. Designer of wide experience and Art Director of Memphis and Alias from 1989 to 1993, she expounded important research on lighting design.
She developed for Artemide and Danese many new generation LED products, recognized with several patents (Algoritmo dark, Pad, Cata for Artemide and Una Pro for Danese), introducing in lighting contest new technological scenario in terms of performance, environmental impact and sensitive experience. She investigates aspects of light related to physiological and psychological well-being by offering new qualitative standards in life for living beings and for the planet.
Carlotta de Bevilacqua is Vice President and General Manager of Artemide for Brand Strategy, Product Innovation with reponsibilities in Marketing, Communication, Vision & Strategic Futures. In 2000 Carlotta de Bevilacqua acquired Danese, the leader company in Italian design during 60’/70’s. In a very short time, she revived it, gaining new market shares and a new leadership. Since 2001 she is a fully established university lecturer for the lighting design project lab, for Design Faculty of Politecnico in Milan. Ever for Politecnico in Milan Carlotta de Bevilacqua teaches also in Light Product Design Master. From 1999 to 2001, she was a workshop lecturer and Project leader of innovative products within the Strategic Design Master (Mip) Program. From 2001 to 2004, she was a lecturer in the Design Master Program at Domus Academy in Milan. Carlotta de Bevilacqua frequently lectures at Bocconi University and Politecnico di Milano.
For the year 2013 she has been member of the Board of Direction of Fondazione La Triennale di Milano. Carlotta de Bevilacqua’s presence is very much appreciated at conventions and seminars with the aim to explore the changes in the contemporary society, the new boundaries of the international markets and the evolving needs of the environment in terms of energetic sustainability.