Artemide North America is pleased to announce the appointment of François Haguette as the new
Director of Sales for Canada. François will manage Artemide’s sales network of dealers and agents across
the country and will play a key role in the growth and development of the brand in Canada.
François comes to Artemide with over 20 years of experience in sales team management in the
Architectural and Engineering sectors, having worked with renowned international lighting companies.
He has been a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society North America (IESNA) for over 10 years.
François specializes in energy-efficient buildings and obtained LEED® AP certification from the Canadian
Green Building Council in 2009. Recognized for his entrepreneurship, François has completed lighting
projects for major sports projects, buildings, and urban developments in North America.
Artemide’s head office is located in Montreal, with a flagship store in Toronto’s Distillery district.
Artemide is a worldwide leader in lighting design with an unparalleled commitment to technological
innovation and research, founded in 1959 by Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza. Based in Milan,
Artemide has collaborated with some of the world’s most talented designers including Naoto Fukasawa,
Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Karim Rashid and Herzog and de Meuron. Among Artemide’s extensive product
line are two icons of modern Italian design: the Tizio Desk Lamp, designed by Richard Sapper in 1972, and
the Tolomeo Desk Lamp, designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina in 1987, both of which are
included in the permanent collections of museums around the world. Throughout its 50-plus year history,
Artemide has won a number of design honors including multiple awards from Compasso d’Oro, Red Dot
Design and Wallpaper Magazine.
Brittany Kane, PR & Communications Coordinator
Artemide North America
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