Designed by Richard Sapper for Artemide in 1972, the Tizio lamp is a true classic of modern design. Built with two counterweights to allow the user to easily direct the light with a pull or push, the lamp stays in place without having to tighten a knob or adjust a fastener. The wiring is housed in the arms to create the clean, simple look of Tizio that screams 1980s. Winner of the prestigious Compasso d’Oro award in 1979, the Tizio is included in MoMA’s permanent design collection.
When extended vertically, stands 47” tall. When extended horizontally, it is 31” wide. Base diameter is 4.5”. Three position switch allows for two levels of light intensity.
In vintage condition with slight bend the in frame (see photos) and a few paint loss spots, neither of which impact the lamp’s utility or good looks!