If you're looking for a classic line of modern Italian lighting, Artemide is it. Founded by Ernesto Gismondi in 1959, they are one of the most recognizable brands of lighting out there, and their Tizio series of lighting fixtures is the quintessential light. They're about form; they don't care about frills and they certainly don't care about being ornate. It's about function; about how these light fixtures concentrate light and make a home usable. You get lights that look like they work well, and do. It's the architect's classic; they're your source for the must-have classic Italian lighting piece.