PAUSANIA by Ettore Sottsass

An LED re-edition of the 1983 classic “Bankers Lamp” by Memphis-design maestro Ettore Sottsass features variable white light, a black resin body, green synthetic diffuser and aluminum.

The godfather of contemporary Italian design, Ettore Sottsass believed products should be as sensual as functional. Trained as an architect, Sottsass was a founding member of Memphis Design, a reaction against monotone formalism towards color and geometrical experimentation. Highly regarded through his iconic designs for the workplace with Olivetti, Sottsass had equal impact on private space with his “Super-box” closet, glass and ceramics

Originally designed in the 80’s era by Ettore Sottsass, Pausania has become a masterpiece of the design of the twentieth century. It has become part of the permanent design collections of world renowned museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Steming from the visionary identity of Artemide, it reminds of a modern interpretation of the classic banker’s lamp.

Pausania’s technology has been reimagined to adapt to today’s standards of intelligent, eco-friendly, and energy efficient LED lighting. It is now featuring the latest Tunable White technology, allowing the user to select the right level of intensity as well as the right color of light he needs for each moment of life.


Body in black resin.
Diffuser in green synthetic material.