Artemide Mercury is a large scale suspension light that incorporates a floating assembly of large pebbles below a simple modern aluminium disc. These in turn reflect each other bouncing light between their unique surfaces and reflecting the environment around them.
During the day the piece acts as a sculptural object and when turned on at night bounces light and shadows around its environment. There is a smaller version - Artemide Mercury Mini Suspension light
Colour: Satin Aluminium and Polished Chrome
Material: Die-Cast Aluminium lighting unit, reflective units made of injection-moulded thermoplastic material with metallic finish, die-cast aluminium reflector
Ross Lovegrove was born in 1958, Cardiff, Wales. Lovegrove graduated from Manchester polytechnic with 1st class BA hons industrial design in 1980. He was the "master of design" of Royal College of Art in London in 1983. He worked on projects such as walkmans for Sony. Lovegrove designed computers for Apple and later moved to Paris as a consultant to Knoll International, becoming author of the highly successful Alessandri office system.