launched in 2015, ARTEMEST is the online destination for beautiful italian furniture, lighting, and handmade décor. the store originated from an idea conceived by italian jewellery designer ippolita rostagno, who strived to showcase the creative talents of exceptional artisans and makers from her nation. their collection of products and craft stories grows week upon week, currently comprising of over 5,000 items from 230 artisans, and shipping to 60 countries around the world, including the U.S.

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pier luigi frighetto by black tie collection’s timothy ottoman
(main image: pier luigi frighetto by black tie collection’s aliseo screen room divider)



ARTEMEST was born to arouse and celebrate a desire for beauty in our everyday lives‘ says founder and creative director ippolita rostagno.


ARTEMEST is reestablishing the authentic concept of luxury based on heritage, uncompromised quality and craftsmanship,’ states cofounder and managing director marco credendino.

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paolo castelli’s anodine table lamp



ARTEMEST’s selection process is no small feat. travelling to workshops and studios from venice to the amalfi coast, and from florence to milan, every vendor and every product is carefully considered, with a fanatical focus on quality and production techniques. understanding and then communicating the stories of these makers through videos and interviews, is an integral part of the online store. their strive for crafts with complete detail enables a range of customization possibilities, such as size, finish, and even artwork elements.

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studiopepe by ivano redaelli’s HILL steel shelves bookcase



taking the customization aspect a step further, ARTEMEST is able to connect clients with artisans to enable creatives such as interior designers and architects, to find the perfect designs for their spaces. this feature has become more and more popular, and has led to a growing number of requests for the production of completely unique pieces. as part of this, their newly introduced trade program offers unprecedented access to more than 230 different workshops and independent makers. with a personal account, users gain a service dedicated to their requests, fulfilling their custom requirements, offering production and shipping priority, and including special discounts according to cumulative 12-months spending.

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venicem’s mondrian glass chandelier


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pier luigi frighetto by black tie collection’s thelma table lamp


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stories of italy’s giraffa blown glass dessert plate


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stories of italy’s marble pumo sculpture


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fos ceramiche’s antithesis obliquus vase