Nesso Table Lamp

Giancarlo Mattioli

Designed by Giancarlo Mattioli and Gruppo Architetti Urbanisti Città Nuova, in the glamorous 60’s era, Nesso is an international icon of futuristic, democratic design. Part of the “Modern Classics” reissued line, it was a marvel of ABS thermoplastic injection-molding when first introduced in 1967 thus bringing industrial materials and methods to the home and office environments. A dash of color and a design inspired from nature, Nesso stems from the visionary identity of Artemide. Its’ iconic curves wind into a true collectible, an expressive statement piece of internationally acclaimed calibre and fame. An iconic piece having staged its presence in various landmarks, Nesso is considered a valuable piece of art. An “icon” of design, part of the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art.







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Giancarlo Mattioli


Born in Bologna in 1933, Giancarlo Mattioli was an Italian designer, architect, urban planner, portrait painter, man, and intellectual, who enjoyed great success in the 1950s and 1960s. A student at an art high-school, he kept nourishing his passion for pen drawing, which he took from his masters.
He graduated in architecture in Florence and, in 1961, founded the Urban Architects Group “Città Nuova” together with Pierluigi Cervellati, Umberto Maccaferri, Franco Morelli, Gianpaolo Mazzucato, and Mario Zaffagnini.