Tommaso Cimini, the visionary behind the iconic Daphine table lamp, was a Milan-based lighting designer and entrepreneur. He began his career as a technician at the renowned mid-century modern manufacturer Artemide before venturing to establish his own venture, Lumina, in 1980.
Cimini's pivotal notion—“lots of light, not much lamp”—inspired the creation of the Daphine table lamp. This design, elegantly simple yet deceptively impactful, made its mark at the Milan Trade Fair, receiving widespread critical acclaim.
Cimini's designs, notably the Daphine, have found their place in esteemed museum collections like the Brooklyn Museum and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, among others.