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Ernesto Gismondi

Italian designer and engineer Gismondi played an important role in progressive design circles. Having undertaken aeronautical and aerospace studies in Milan and Rome, he founded the lighting manufacturing firm Artemide in Milan in 1959 with Sergio Mazza. From 1970 onwards, he designed a number of lights himself, including the Tholos wall lamp, the Zen and Tebe floor lamps.