Created in 1993 by Franco Cassina and Carlo Forcolini, lighting brand Nemo features an eclectic collection of lamps, a mix of classics and pieces from emerging and established contemporary designers. Despite the beauty of the Jehs + Laub's Crown range and the several lamps designed by Foster + Partners, among others, the Nemo collection stands out mainly by the magnificent re-editions of Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Vico Magistretti.
Designed in the fifties by Le Corbusier for his iconic Unité d'Habitation building, Lampe de Marseille is the perfect example of the elegance of this age, combining functionality with simple and fluid lines. Another of these reissues is the Potence Pivotante, a wall lamp by Charlotte Perriand that replaces ceiling lighting in a minimal and useful way through a rotating structure and a opal glass diffuser. Created by Vico Magistretti in 1946, and being now on display in the exhibition 'Que la Lumière soit! at EDF Foundation in Paris, Claritas floor lamp embodies the desire of the Italian designer to develop simple objects with a large constructive clarity.
“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”, Le Corbusier.