Artemide

Artemide Calipso Suspension Lamp

Neil Poulton

Italy

Artemide

Artemide Calipso Suspension Lamp

Neil Poulton

Italy

The unique honeycomb grill of Calypso was generated by feeding a photo of the moon into an image-based algorithm found on a seemingly extinct computer. The resulting fractal shape, an impure geometry that displays the irregular beauty of nature, is built from an organic honeycomb of circles of varying diameters, seemingly arranged in a random geometry.

This honeycomb characterizes the lamp both aesthetically and optically – not only is it visually pleasing, but it also provides an even and comfortable light emission. The result is a highly emotional lighting object that joins together optical and aesthetic intelligence. A product positioned perfectly halfway between home and professional use, Calypso is suited to a variety of applications. It meets Artemide’s standard of delivering high-performance lighting with a unique and emotional expressiveness.