Parentesi

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About Parentesi

Born out of a 1971 collaboration between Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù, the Parentesi was named for the parenthesis symbol - a visual reference to the nickel-plated shaped tube that lives on a floor-to-ceiling steel cable. The steel cable can reach up to 157", and the tube allows the lamp head to move vertically along the cable to achieve a customized height. The head fixture is injection-molded black elastomer, equipped with a switch. The Parentesi provides direct lighting and is available in black, nickel, or red. Note: Lamp bulb is sold separately. Inspiration behind the design: "Pio Manzù 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."
  • Ceiling Fixtures
  • Flos
  • Achille Castiglioni Pio Manzù
  • NICKEL, BLACK, RED
  • 1971
  • IP20
  • 157" BLACK
  • 4.3
  • 22.8
  • FU540030 | FU540058 | FU540035
  • 1X 120W BR40 MEDIUM REFLECTOR FLOOD INCANDESCENT (NOT INCLUDED)
  • 2-4 WEEKS
  • PLASTIC, STEEL
  • Note: this product is not UL certified. We offer UL certification for an additional cost and lead time. See this page for details on UL certification.

Parentesi Technical Specs

Parentesi