Ixa is a complete, transversal family whose composition begins with the intelligence of a spherical head with a 360° freedom of movement.
Ixa head separates the electrical cable from the mechanism and is connected to the structure itself by a magnet that allows it to freely rotate, allowing its handy light to be projected in any direction.
Ixa is the expression of a functional, productive and sustainable intelligence through reducing and simplifying choices. It is the result of a solid design know-how.
Artemide and Foster+Partners share a profound approach to sustainable design that permeates product development at every stage and marks itself as an essential value of the project.
The IXA lamp has an inherent dynamism that allows it to inhabit different typologies of light, from task focused lighting to decorative and ambient compositions. Inspired by Alexander Calder’s sculptures, the design interprets the idea of ‘elegant balance’ through precision engineering.
The simpler versions such as the table models rely solely on the rotation of the head mounted on a fixed structure for their freedom of movement. This solution is then applied into models with increasing complexity of movement up to solutions, such as the floor model, that combine spherical counterweights and multiple points of rotation and inclination for maximum freedom and fluidity of movement of light in the space.
Flexibility and functionality, quality and dynamism of light, minimal, soft lines, with a classic, simple look turn Ixa into a timeless project. It can be reinterpreted in countless situations for a long life, the basis of a sustainable project.