The suspension Tolomeo Sospensione 2 Bracci by Artemide gives an impression of lightness. The two long and slender adjustable arms of the floor lamp from polished aluminium are located on a stem with adjustable height, in order to adapt the luminaire to the ceiling height. This luminaire offers great possibilities of flexibility and mobility on account of the system of spring balancing using joints and fixations from polished aluminium as well as cables on guiding wheels. The spring system was first used in the nineteen-thirtees for the famous "Anglepoise" lamp with the aim to achieve more mobility. The conical shade is available in two different materials and depending of the lamp you choose, it is available in three or four different dimensions (diameter 24 cm, 32 cm, 36 cm or 42 cm). The first version of the shade is from slightly shiny light grey silk satin and looks nearly white as soon as Tolomeo Sospensione 2 Bracci is on, whereas the shade from stabilized parchment paper in natural colour gives off an extremely warm and pleasant light. Both shades are usually in the vertical position whatever position the arms are in. When the arms have gone through a new adjustment the shades swing back to their usual position in order to send an optimal light downwards in direction of the table.
This version of the celebrated design classic spends an optimal direct and partly scattered on tables and counters. The Tolomeo was first presented to the public in 1987 on occasion of the famous light fair "Euroluce" in Italy and received an instant success. This success was confirmed again in 1989, when the two designers were awarded the Compasso d'Oro. To this day this lamp is a best-seller that is continuously developed and is available in a growing number of versions.