2017 / Illumination / Designer Lighting / Professional


  • Prizes
    Silver in Home Interior Products/Lighting, Silver in Illumination/Designer Lighting
  • Lead Designer
    Neil Poulton For Artemide
  • Design Team
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"Scopas" design by neil poulton for Artemide, 2013.

Created through the repetition of a simple
module, this LED suspension lamp is an
incomplete sphere - a fragmented shell around
an open, hollow center. LED technology has no
need to mimic archaic lighting typologies and
the lamp's "incompleteness" draws attention
to the total absence of a traditional light
source or bulb at it's center - the LED light
sources are in the shell itself. Like the
Death Star of the Empire in Star Wars,
immobile in space, its apparent
incompleteness is contrasted with its
technical efficiency, ever changing in form
depending on the viewer's position.

design by neil poulton for Artemide

Manufacturer : Artemide, Italy.

MATERIALS: Aluminium, methacrylate, ABS

Other prizes
Poulton has won numerous international design awards including seven "Etoile de l'Observeur du Design", thirteen Red Dot Design Awards inclusive of two "Best of The Best" distinctions, five "IF" Design prizes, three "Janus de l'industrie" awards, and two "Recommendation Premio Compasso d'Oro". Poulton's designs are included in the Permanent Contemporary Collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou museum in Paris. He has been listed in Time magazine's "The Design 100 – The people and ideas behind today's most influential design".

Photo Credit: Neil Poulton For Artemide