Lamps produced by Artemide are inspired by the company motto: The Human Light. Lighting made and studied for people, to answer their needs and necessities. The Dioscuri collection encapsulates this motto. These are two different lamps which effectively represent the same concept but which come together in a table version and a version, which can be used as ceiling or wall light. They are reminiscent of the eggshells, which, as ancient legends tell us, gave birth to the Dioscuri the sons of Zeus and Leda. Like those extraordinary eggs, the Dioscuri lamps are made up of four acid-etched blown glass spheres in opalescent white and rest on circular thermoplastic resin supports. From within these magic-looking and otherworldly globes a lively yet gentle and delicate light is emitted. Not just lamps, the Dioscuri collection is truly sculptural and modern, suitable as lighting for contemporary interiors yet their timeless spherical form also means they can be included in a classically furnished home without appearing to be heavy handed or excessive. The Dioscuri lamps are functional and provide light in line with the Artemide philosophy but furthermore they blend perfectly with all the furnishings of any room: notable for their beauty while at the same time fulfilling their function. The Dioscuri collection designed and projected by Michele de Lucchi, a renowned Italian architect and long-time specialist in interior designs for many important international companies such as Enel, Deutsche Bundesbahn, Poste Italiane and Telecom Italia. Michele de Lucchi's work is usually simple and pared down, tied to concepts of modernity in the design of objects and of artisan workmanship rather than mass production. De Lucchi has received many international awards for his work and some of the objects designed by him are now part of important collections of art and contemporary design. Michele de Lucchi has worked with Artemide on the production of some lamp collections which share unusual uses of blown glass. Artemide is one of Italy's most important design companies, which has been producing some of the most beautiful lamps on the international scene since the sixties, some of which are truly works of art.