One of the global leaders in lighting striving to constantly create innovative cutting edge design. Founded in Milan in 1993, NEMO represents, within the design lighting producers’ scenario, a benchmark name, going back to the roots of innovation that always inspired Italian design. The collection of contemporary design includes models conceived by Carlo Forcolini, Jehs + Laub, Javier Mariscal, Karim Rashid, Ilaria Marelli, Foster+Partners, Hannes Wettstein and Roberto Paoli. Alongside with this wide range of products, Nemo edits the Masters collection, a unique selection of icons, realized by the designers that have provided a fundamental contribution to the creation of the contemporary design: Le Corbusier, Vico Magistretti, Franco Albini, Charlotte Perriand and Kazuhide Takahama. NEMO is owned by Federico Palazzari.
DESIGNERS OF NEMO
“Hydra is an object reduced to the minimum that expresses a personal language of lightness, freedom of movement and tactility. It is a small kinetic machine, the movement of which is regulated by an archaic but efficient mechanism”..
“Dynamism and Lightness – Alya in Arabic - characterize this pendant lamp. Three slender luminous arms recall a gesture, or a drawing in the air, rather than a material object. In fact, Alya's fluid shapes are the result of a natural bend in the aluminium that houses the LED lights and give it an extremely delicate aspect”.
“To us, the educational value resides in our works, and it's through them that we spread ideas more than through ourselves”.
“The idea behind Bridge is to attach an optically cumbersome lamp to a cable called for a morphologically evanescent solution, that would make it light and airy”.
To Charlotte Perriand, lamps were not a decorative element added for no reason, but a functional and technical component, a tool and an object answering to specific needs. Perriand's minimalistic approach instills a timeless character in her creations: these are the “Useful Forms” that came from the movement she co-founded in 1949. Like Perriand's furniture, her lamps are not immovable, but rotate and bend themselves, adjusting to our needs.
“Our eyes are made to see forms in light; light and shade reveal these forms; cubes, cones, spheres, cylinders or pyramids are the great primary forms which light reveals to advantage; the image of these is distinct and tangible within us without ambiguity. It is for this reason that these are beautiful forms, the most beautiful forms”.
“The most important thing for me is conceptual simplicity, which is usually translated into constructive clarity. A conceptually simple object could be made just using the telephone”.
Jehs + Laub
“Nature, again and again, inspires us to design - like the ‘crown’, which comes from a snowflake”