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parentesi 50 special anniversary edition

by Castiglioni from Flos

parentesi 50 special anniversary edition

Design Achille Castiglioni & Pio Manzu, 1971
Steel cable, metal elastomer
Made in Italy by Flos

"Pio Manzu had the original idea for Parentiesi," explains Achille Castiglioni. "He thought up a fixed vertical boom and a cylindrical box with a slot for the light, which went up and down: you stopped it with a screw. He replaced the boom with a metal cord that, when bent, creates friction and enables the lamp to be in position without requiring any screws."

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Parentesi by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzu, Flos has released two new editions in Turquoise and Orange Signal.

A steel cord hangs from a small ceiling mount, weighted at the bottom providing the necessary tension to hold the lamp in place. The rubber, lamp housing is suspended on the cord by a curved-metal, tubular bracket, the "parenthesis". Full adjustability and swivel control. Plugs into any wall outlet. Offered in the new 50th anniversary colors as well as the original finish options. Optional brackets can also be added, please call the hive showroom to specify.

157.4" h max | base: 4.3" dia | 8 lbs. | 157" black cord | dimmer included
requires 1x120W BR-40 medium reflector flood bulb

$725.00 + free curbside delivery delivery in the continental US
(usually ships in 7-10 days)
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Achille Castiglioni was a renowned Italian industrial designer often inspired by everyday things. He made use of ordinary materials, preferring to use minimal materials to create a maximal effect. He was best known for his lamps for Flos; Luminator, Arco, and the Snoopy Lamp.
Design and innovation have been the two main pillars of Flos lighting since 1962. Taking care of the Planet and its inhabitants through beautiful and sustainable lighting is a third new pillar.


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