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Heliocentric Models: Copernico by Artemide

Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus presented the first Heliocentric model, with the sun at the center of the universe, in the early 16th century. A few centuries later, Artemide designed its own model, aptly named Copernico, which is available in the U.S. this fall.

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Copernico’s nine ellipses rotate on two axes; a wall version has three concentric elements

The cable-suspended luminaire is made of nine concentric ellipses fabricated from a single plate of anodized aluminum in metal gray or metal black finish. The lamp has a circuit of 384 white LEDs, which can provide indirect, direct, and diffused light as the plates are moved on two axes to create different configurations.

Artemide, Copernico, chandelier, lighting, suspended luminaire, wall luminaire, LED

A wall-mounted luminaire is designed with a similar concept, but has three concentric elements and a circuit of 400 LEDs. The two interior rectilinear elements also offer many possibilities for direct and diffused lighting. Available in metal gray or metal black finish.

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About the Manufacturer: Since the 1990s, with the launch of the The Human Light philosophy, promoted ba Carlotta de Bevilacqua, Artemide has changed the way to conceive and develop its products. Artemide intends to illuminate space, as well as man’s activities and needs inside a space. The goal is both simple and extremely complicated: turn light into a means to improve the quality of life. The Human Light is a new way to conceive light to support people in their daily activities, complying with their moods, and promoting their wellbeing.

Posted September 14th, 2012 by Jennifer Krichels

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