Humanscale Announces Partnership with Artemide

Agreement to Include Distribution, Joint Product Development, Marketing


Karen Brooking


NEW YORK, November 18, 2009 — Humanscale, the leading manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic work tools, has formed a partnership with Artemide, the world leader in high-end residential and professional lighting. Under the partnership, Humanscale will be the exclusive U.S. contract distributor of Artemide’s new Tolomeo LED task light, and Humanscale and Artemide will join forces to develop new, cutting-edge products for the office featuring the latest LED technology.

Jan Vingerhoets, CEO of Artemide U.S., states that, “Humanscale and their devotion to ergonomics and sustainability, coupled with their strong contract reach and ethical approach to business, make this partnership a natural evolution for Tolomeo and Artemide in the U.S. market.”

Humanscale Founder and CEO Robert King added, “For many years, I’ve considered Artemide to be one of the great brands in our industry, and in particular, the Tolomeo to be a true icon—a timeless and simple design representative of what we strive for at Humanscale. We now have an incredible offering of high-performance, energy-efficient, and aesthetically timeless task lights, with more exciting developments underway.”

The LED Tolomeo will join the Element light in Humanscale’s line of ultra-efficient LED offerings. Introduced in July 2009, Element has already collected a number of prestigious industry awards for its unique design and breakthrough LED technology. Rounding out Humanscale’s task light offerings is its line of Diffrient Lights, which feature effortless adjustability and the latest compact fluorescent technology.

Adds King, “While we’re very excited about adding Tolomeo to our lighting offerings, we’re even more excited about joint product development and marketing efforts that have already begun to further advance LED technology in office lighting. We anticipate our partnership with Artemide being a long-term, mutually beneficial one that results in some incredible new products for our markets. The fact that we share the same values and similar approaches to design made the decision to partner with Artemide a very easy one.”

Based in Pregnana Milanese, Artemide is one of the most renowned and prestigious lighting brands in the world, synonymous with design, innovation, and “Made in Italy.”

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About Humanscale

Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Achieving more with less, Humanscale’s product designs have been honored with more than 150 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums such as The Museum of Modern Art.

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