About the Designer
Gerard Reichert Germany
Gerhard Reichert graduate engineer designer, engineer FH. After studying mechanical engineering at the FH Weingarten, focusing on energy and vehicle technology Investment in good design he studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, with internship at the Siemens Design Center in Munich. He subsequently developed jointly with the Fraunhofer Institute IPA, Stuttgart new vehicle assembly requirements, structure for the company Skoda. From 1993-1997 he was project manager at MH Design Engineering in Germany and Switzerland. In parallel, he teaches as guest lecturer at the Weingarten and Ravensburg. 1997 Michele De Lucchi hired him to Milan, where he was in the Studio De Lucchi and 2004 as a project manager. In this time he managed including Michele De Lucchi and Ernst Gamperl Vitra Design Workshops in Boisbuchet. From 2004 to 2007 he was Professor of Design at the Fachhochschule Aachen in the Department of product design. Since 2007, Gerhard Reichert professor and course director for product design at the renowned School of Design Schwäbisch Gmund. He also worked as a reviewer for the Foundation for Industrial Research and worked as a Juror in Design Awards. Since 2009 Prof. Gerhard Reichert"s Advisory Board on Electric Vehicle Institute. Gerhard Reichert and Ute-Marie Reichert focus is the development of products and product systems that are meaningful line of utilitarian, environmental functionality and holistic emotion. We are working in complex global relationships with diverse experience in alternate sectors and markets and our customers benefit from the rich experience gained and the resulting synergies - the quality of thought.
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|Fixture Type: Kitchen island pendant||Shade Material: Metal|
|Shade Color: Gray||Bulb Type: Incandescent|
|Number of Lights: 5||Country of Manufacture: Italy|
|UL Listed: Yes|
Beyond the definition, the human light is intelligent light. A light that knows it has to relate to people, accompanying them in their daily activities. That is why Artemide's attention today is concentrated on the concept of the context of life, understood as a specific microenvironment in which an event occurs where one or more persons are the protagonist, every context of life can be associated with different light contexts, or the different atmospheres of light characterized by the activities that, at various moments of the day, have us as protagonists, starting from these contexts and the lighting conditions that characterize them, Artemide proposes products capable of meeting people's multiple needs and offering the light performance characteristics most suited to each moment of life, it is light that is flexible and adaptable, which produces the optimum visual precision, and consumes the minimum environmental resources, it is Artemide light.
The Artemide group, founded by Ernesto Gismondi in 1959, today operates throughout the world, with 16 subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and 35 exclusive distributors. They have production centers in Italy, France, Germany, the USA, Hungary and the Czech Republic. In a policy aimed at satisfying all lighting needs, the Artemide group has recently acquired companies that reinforce its position as a world leader and further diversifies the offerings. For contexts of life, Artemide offers not only lamps for moments of relaxation at home, but also large sophisticated installations for lighting public and private professional activities.
Technological and productive expertise is achieved through research and development centers, with the product planning and engineering section, laboratories for technical conformity and self-certification tests, and production units equipped with avant-garde processes. A production structure that can offer expertise in the processing of traditional materials such as glass, as well as the capacity for innovation with recently introduced materials such as titanium. Lighting performance characteristics extend from a light with atmosphere, variable, colored, to the most precise of lights for community environments. The vast range of options reflects the commitment of the whole organization to provide a product guaranteed by the Artemide brand, throughout the world, with an image that is strong and consistant - That of a leader in the lighting industry.
Rezek is a USA company of the Artemide group, with product development and manufacturing facilities in Culver City, California. Founded by designer Ron Rezek in 1978, the Rezek company has gained strong recognition and appreciation among the architectural and interior design community for the distinctly creative design and quality construction of its American made lighting products for residential and commercial applications.
Oy Light, a newly formed lighting company based in Milan, Italy, is distributed in the USA by Artemide. The company was founded by Carlo Forcolini, Nedo Guisti, and Giancarlo Fassina, all with many years of experience in lighting product design, development, and manufacturing. The company's initial limited collection features the stunning Galileo table and floor series.