The Nemo Story
Nemo was founded in 1993 by Franco Cassina and Carlo Forcolini in Meda, Italy. The official lighting division of Cassina Furniture, the company was established to recreate the lighting pieces that best represented the "Golden Age" of Italian lighting design of the 1960s and '70s, namely those created by the Italian modernist Franco Albini.Read More
Five years later, the company acquired ItalianaLuce, an Italian lighting line that features a range of modern fixtures that are functional, practical and versatile. The new assortment provided a complementary counterpoint to the classic clean lines of its iconic Nemo Franco Albini imprint. Nemo absorbed the company as well as the name, rebranding itself as Nemo ItalianaLuce.
In 2002, the company purchased Illuminating Experiences, an expansive U.S. lighting entity that allowed Nemo ItalianaLuce to considerably increase its presence in the states. Fast-forward to 2014, and the company arrives where it started, reverting to the esteemed simplicity of its original name – Nemo.
Why We Love Nemo
Working with more than 15 international designers, Nemo showcases an extensive range of forms and textures for being an understated modern lighting line. Designers like Jehs + Laub and Karim Rashid are just a few of the contemporary icons in Nemo’s stable, along with past masters like Franco Albini and Le Corbusier.
Fun Facts About Nemo
Nemo identifies itself as an entierely Italian company, with its heritage and design philosophy as points of pride. The company also distributes Le Klint and MacMaster, rounding out their global design influence.
Noteworthy Lighting from Nemo
Old-world candle chandeliers get a facelift, reinvented as the Crown Chandelier. Designed by Jehs and Laub, the Crown Major and Crown Minor feature opal glass shades and solid geometric lines that create a sense of power and strength, perfect for illuminating your own personal castle.
Give your home a touch of minimalist personality with the Calumn LED Chandelier by Tech Lighting. Inspired by the silhouettes of cascading chandeliers, a series of arced metal bars are dropped from a slender stem and cylindrical canopy. Frosted glass ...
The Access Lighting Classic LED Chandelier features a timeless shape with contemporary appeal. The metal frame hosts opal glass round shades, diffusing the energy efficient LED illumination. This modern update to a chandelier will bring a sense of style to ...
The multi-layered Nemo Crown Multi Chandelier is a modern, minimalist interpretation of the classic candle chandelier. Its polished, die-cast aluminum body was designed by Jehs and Laub to be strikingly geometric, with hard lines, illuminated edges, and symmetrically spaced levels. ...
Evocative of a snowflake. The Crown Plana Mega Suspension by Nemo showcases a symmetrical and sculptural design that has the potential to create a distinctive focal point in your living spaces, dining halls, or foyers. Taking inspiration from nature, designers ...
Complement indoor décor with the neat, expansive lines of the Esfera LED Chandelier from Kelly Wearstler for Tech Lighting. It's a prominent modern fixture distilled to essential elements. In elegant natural brass, the chandelier suspends a broad horizontal ring structure ...