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Tizio 50

by Richard Sapper, 1972 — 420,00 €
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The Tizio 50 is the standard version of the Artemide Tizio lamp family designed in 1972 by the German designer Richard Sapper for the Italian lighting manufacturer Artemide. Thanks to its straightforward design and its innovative technology it remains one of the best-selling lamps of all time and was awarded a Compasso d'Oro - the 10th for Richard Sapper.


Product type Desk lamp
Dimensions Cable length: 200 cm
Weight 4 kg
Material Lacquered polycarbonate
Foot: Aluminium
Function & properties Directly adjustable light in 2 light intensities
Arms, light head and counterweights can be freely aligned and adjusted
GY6.35-fitting, max. 2,5 W (LED) / 50 W (Halogen)
Delivery includes Appropriate bulb in energy class C included with delivery
Care A damp cloth and a mild detergent are recommended for cleaning.
Awards & museum Compassod’Oro, iFProduct Design Award
Certificates Testing and certification according to European standard (ENEC)
IP Code IP20
Warranty 5 year warranty on material or manufacturing defects

Register your Artemide lamp at within 6 weeks of purchase and benefit from Artemide's extended warranty and an entitlement to repair or replacement in event of defects.

Ordinary wear and tear excluded!
Product family Tizio Collection
Datasheet Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 0,3 MB).

Popular versions

Tizio 50, Black

Design Story

Founded in 1960 near Milan, Artemide is one of the world's leading lighting manufacturers. And also one of the most innovative - research on innovative techniques for lamps and promoting emerging designers belong just as much to the core business of the company as the manufacturing and distribution of popular design classics. Artemide, for example, supports the Royal College of Arts London Design School in their efforts to train and promote the young talents under their roof. In addition to improving their products Artemide is also committed to improving their environmental control methods and thus reducing the company's environmental footprint. In this context the use of environmentally friendly materials plays an important role, as does the company's aim of achieving high quality products whose durability and longevity match their aesthetics and functionality. All these factors and ambitions can be found in the Artemide Tizio 50 desk lamp which, thanks to its retractable swivel arms with integrated counterweights and adjustable lighting head can be positioned at will to provide optimal illumination on your desk. A genuine eye-catcher its futuristic design provides a charming sense of purpose and vitality to any workplace. Particularly advantageous: In the bottom of the Tizio lamp a transformer is installed which supplies the halogen lamp with power through the lamp structure and thus makes unsightly cables superfluous.

The Artemide Tizio 50

More about 'Tizio' in our blog

Lightopia Talk. Richard Sapper @ Vitra Design Museum. Reprise.

...Aside from the ability to accurately focus light, Richard Sapper had a further motivation in designing his Tizio lamp: "Another problem was that I am a very disorganised person...

Vitra Design Museum: Lightopia Talk. Richard Sapper - Lifetime Oeuvre.

...Born in Munich in 1932 Richard Sapper has worked with and for companies as varied as Daimler-Benz, Kartell, Siemens and Alessi, has created televisions, telephones, chairs, espresso machines, bookcases and telephone boxes, in addition to perhaps his best known work - and unquestionably the basis for the invitation to the Vitra Design Museum - the 1972 lamp Tizio for Artemide... The idea behind Tizio is as simple as it is egoistic "When working or reading I like it when the light only shines on the piece of paper in front of me, with the rest of the room in half-darkness...

Vitra Design Museum: Lightopia

...Rietveld and Wilhelm Wagenfeld before moving over, almost, all the famous classics of the genre, including, George Carwardine’s 1932 Anglepoise, Tizio by Richard Sapper, Artichoke by Poul Henningsen and various works by Verner Panton before reaching 85 Lamps by Rody Graumans through droog...

Roll and Hill Lighting

...True technical innovation such as with Richard Sappers Tizio for Artemide or aesthetic innovation such as Nils Holger Moormann's Pin Coat Pin Light being rare exceptions; many producers simply assume the consumer doesn't care, as long as the light illuminates...

Artemide "Best design brand Home and Living 2009"

Although we'll probably always have problems with design and branding Awards, we do appreciate the value and importance that many of them represent. And so congratulations from us to Italian lighting designer and (smow)partner Artemide for first place in the...

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