My Tolomeo story

Andrea Joos

"I grew up in an architectural household, and so the Tolomeo lamp has been my companion for two thirds of my life. ...

... When I started working in architects' offices as a student, I bought the first Tolomeo of my own from my wages.
Why does this lamp fascinate us architects so much? Time and again, I'm impressed at how the simple, timeless yet modern design has managed to appeal so much to people for decades, making it a classic in terms of its wonderful structure and creativity. With its clear shape, it represents a high level of technical development and yet at the same time it provides a very pleasant light, which is enormously important for office work. The Tolomeo is an integral element of my office today too. It's always lovely to see that the Tolomeo sometimes plays the best supporting role even in films."

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