December 24, 2012

Omikron Acquires Majority Stake in Nemo

Nemo Ara floor lamp.


Omikron Design

has signed an acquisition agreement with

Poltrona Frau Group

for a majority stake in


, the lighting division of


. Omikron will acquire 51 percent of Nemo, including operations and the full participation of French distributor

Artelux S.A.

With the addition of Nemo, Omikron will now operate in 30 countries.  This deal will allow the brands to leverage themselves more effectively in the increasingly competitive residential and contract lighting sectors.

Nemo Mr Light Short.

Nemo Mr Light Short.

“Challenge for growth, in particular among design companies, implies a constant research to identify best balance between technical innovation, aesthetics and experimentation,” says Federico Palazzari, Chairman and CEO of Omikron. “LED devolution is in its early stage and we believe that Nemo’s know-how, alongside with Omikron’s experimental spirit, will deeply strengthen the company position as one of the leading players,” he says.

Nemo was founded by Cassina in 1993 and produces decorative lighting designed by

Carlo Forcolini




Karim Rashid


Vico Magistretti,

among others.

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