PUBLISHED : Sunday, 25 April, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 25 April, 2004, 12:00am

More news from Artemide, which recently opened its new showroom at shop 102 in the Ruttonjee Centre (11 Duddell Street, Central). The Italian lighting company, which aims to improve the quality of light and the way it responds to human needs, has introduced a healthy crop of new collections. Ranging from the spherical Castore (below left) line of table, floor and suspension lamps by Michele de Lucchi and Huub Ubbens (left) to the barely there Hal floor and wall lamps designed by Antonio Citterio, the lights embody Italian style and look set to become contemporary classics. Particularly fun are the updated mini versions of the award-winning classic Nesso (below left) in various colours of transparent polycarbonate; Go to the Mirror by Carlotta de Bevilacqua - a mirror that can be transformed into a three-toned light in six configurations; and her transparent Yang Touch (right). Sleek and circular, it has six small feet to enable it to be placed at different angles, an aluminium handle so it can be easily moved from table to floor and bulbs that can be switched on individually to give a selection of colours and light intensity. Call 2523 0333 for further details.


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