We featured one of these on the site way back in 2008. We're flagging this one up as the 1960s Artemide Nesso table lamp by Giancarlo Mattioli on eBay is up for a fraction of the price of a new reissue.
Interesting lamp, which, to our knowledge, went out of production sometime in the 1970s. Making this Artemide Triedro clamp light by Joe Colombo something of a rarity.
It was actually designed in 1970 and we believe, made by Stilnovo in Italy, although the seller is saying Artemide. That might be a mistake though, you might want to check. Anyway, it's a versatile light, using a clamp to fit pretty much anywhere – even on a stand if you want a more traditional light fitting. The 'shade' is made of sheet metal, the clamp tubular steel and the bulb, as you expect, sitting in the middle directing the light.
We've seen these listed for big money in the past, so at £75 (right now), this might be something of a bargain. Although that's for you to decide.
A design that doesn't come up very often, so there's sure to be some interest in this Angelo Mangiarotti Saffo table lamp.
A great example of space age design for Artemide, it was originally produced in 1966, with this example coming with the manufacturer's decal and signed with a moulded mark to underside of base. It even comes with the original box. Nice.
For your money, you get a lamp with a hand-blown, smoked Murano glass diffuser and a chrome-plated base, not to mention plenty of style. It's sold out of France, so if you're not there, you'll need to sort out the electrics. Easy enough though. Current bidding price is £68.44.
A real gem for lovers of space age design on eBay right now, this Artemide Pallade lamp by Studio Tetrarch.
Designed in 1969 and very much in that 'Space 1999' groove, it's also 'as new' and in the original box from when the seller bought it in Italy many years back. A big selling point. Other than that, this is a very cool circular floor or table lamp in white, able to target light from that large open space in the centre, the shell being made of an ABS resin apparently.
Downside? You'll need to pay extra shipping if you're not in mainland Europe, while the starting price of 400 Euros is fairly high, but not excessive in light of condition. More images (including the packaging) on the site.
Find out more at the eBay website
Big thanks to Kenneth for the tip off!