Parentesi Lamp

Inspired by a sketch drawn by Pio Manzù and designed in tandem with Achille Castiglioni in 1970, the Parentesi Lamp fixture represents a culmination of the modernist manifesto: form following function, subtraction of ornamentation, and the composition of a product that draws beauty from its form. Produced by Flos, the lamp is made of stainless steel cable, mounted to the ceiling and held in tension by a black rubber covered lead counterweight that floats just above the ground. A stainless steel bracket sits on the cable and is adjustable in height. The light bulb is attached to the cable by way of a rubber joint. With his unique and witty design sensibility, Castiglioni developed a look which was both industrial and functional, celebrating the ingenuity of the mundane or everyday object, with the minimum of intervention.

  • Unique suspended lamp which provides direct or indirect light
  • Parentesi moves vertically via the sliding of a painted or nickel-plated shaped steel tube on a ceiling-to-floor steel cable
  • Cable length max 157"/400cm
  • Fixture head made of injection-molded black elastomer housing a switch
  • The Parentesi lamp is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York
  • Awarded the Compasso d'Oro in 1979
23.25 in.
59 cm.
  • Steel
  • Elastomer


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