NEMO / LA LUCE

Nemo and American Express will launch LA LUCE, a story-telling exhibition, which will gather for the first time the works on lighting by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, true pioneers in this field worldwide. Thanks to the Le Corbusier Foundation and the Charlotte Perriand Archives, the public will have the opportunity to admire sketches and studies on lighting. The unpublished historical material, that Paris archives allowed to go out for the first time, will let visitors and enthusiasts to retrace experiences and enjoy the distinctive styles of these two great architects.

Nemo flagship Showroom

On April 8th 2014, the Nemo flagship Showroom was inaugurated in Corso Monforte, Milan.

The showroom is spread over two floors and over an area of about 250 square meters, with 6 windows.

The purpose of the area is, on the one hand, to explain and let people discover the lighting research in a dynamic way and, on the other hand, to propose, in a sort of tunnel, the Master collection of Nemo, including, unique in the world, the masterpieces of Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Franco Albini, as well as Claritas, the first lamp designed by Vico Magistretti.

Awards

Last year, Nemo received a number of important awards.

The TRU lamp of Roberto Paoli and the Giò lamp of Angeletti Ruzza Design are selected for the ADI Design Index, Compasso d’Oro.

 

Moreover, the TRU lamp is selected for the 2015 Excellent Product Design.

The Masters collection

The Nemo collection includes projects of Foster+Partners, Javier Mariscal, Carlo Forcolini, Jehs+Laub, Karim Rashid, Ilaria Marelli, Roberto Paoli and Arihiro Miyake.

In constant research of incomparable projects, Nemo created a unique selection in the lighting world, the Masters collection, Masterpiece of the most important exponents of the contemporary design: Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Vico Magistretti, Franco Albini and Kazuhide Takahama.

The “Wallpaper Design Awards 2013 – Best reissue” was awarded to Nemo for the Projecteur 365 of Le Corbusier.

A new direction

In December 2012, Omikron Design S.r.l., a Milanese company of architectural lighting, managed by Federico Palazzari, acquires the majority of Nemo. The Poltrona Frau Group remains an important and key partner.

The Masters collection

Starting from 2008 Nemo introduces the very first lighting products from the past as the collection of Franco Albini, F.Helg, M.Piva, M.Albini, the Bresil lamp of Le Corbusier and the timeless lamp of Kazuhide Takahama.

Nemo Cassina

In December Nemo became the lighting division of Cassina S.p.A.

Acquisition by Poltrona Frau Group

In 2006, Nemo is acquired by the Poltrona Frau Group and continues its International development, towards investments in innovation and experimentation of new materials and technology.

A new acquisition

With the acquisition of Meltemi, Nemo enters the contract sector with lamps in blown glass especially created for the hospitality industry. 

A new acquisition

Nemo acquires Italiana Luce (PAF), manufacturer of several classic products: Dove and Logo by Barbaglia and Colombo, Jazz by Porche Design among others. 

The very first idea

Nemo’s path is strictly linked to the history of the Italian Design of the last twenty years.

Nemo was founded in 1993 by Franco Cassina, owner of Cassina S.p.A. and by Carlo Forcolini, that felt the need of a project based on innovation, rooting in the tradition that inspired the Italian design.

Thanks to various products that became icons of the Italian design, Nemo has gained a leading position in the lighting design world.