Alchemie T

Alchemie T

lampade design
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The origins

The antithesis between light and dark, between Sun and Moon, is everlasting, like part of the same flow of existence. Many allegorical meanings have been given to the necessary relationship between two elements that each exist as a consequence of the other. The new lamp Alchemie T, designed by Giulia Archimede for Catellani & Smith, investigates this dimension whose components are diametrically opposed but always, and for ever, connected. Alchemie T is an exquisite sculpture composed of two discs: the former, made of alabaster and lit by LEDs, stays fixed, while the latter, made of brass, slides on a track-base made of Medea limestone just with a light touch of the hand. The interaction between light and shade reaches its peak the moment when the two discs overlap and almost mimic an eclipse.

I can’t believe what I’ve done so far... It looks like a miracle.

Enzo Catellani

The making of

It is not difficult to find something in this world that can be manufactured slightly worse and sold at a lower cost. The true victim of this situation is he who considers only the price.

John Ruskin

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Available versions

  • brass/alabaster



Giulia Archimede in collaboration with Catellani & Smith Products Development Team


table lamp

Materials and colours

brass structure and details, Medea limestone base, alabaster diffuser

Light source

LED strip 1x12W / rated output 12W / energy class A++ / lumen 1300 / K 3000 / CRI >95

Power supply

110-240V* plug driver / with on/off

* The plug driver 110-240V is supplied with the electrical plug suitable for the market of reference only. Please specify in stage of order if the destination of the product differs from your standard.


lenght 54 cm ca.
discs Ø 26 cm ca.

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