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DESIGN ICONS: Parentesi by Flos

The Parentesi suspension lamp was created by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzu in 1971 and has become a design icon.

Its elongated shape, direct light arrangement and breakthrough design made it the winner of the 1979 Compasso d’Oro award.

The luminaire is composed of a thin steel wire through which an arc-shaped tube slides, where a rotating lamp holder is supported. Up to three consecutive arcs can be joined to the cable to add points of light.

It is a simple but daring design, which carries with it the Italian sophistication of its creators, and which innovated by moving away the bulb from the main structure. Thus, the bulb, which is supplied separately, is part of the design because of its dimensions and because it maintains an opaque back part to give a more focal light effect. The cable is attached to the ceiling and is tensioned by a counterweight as a base, without being pinned to the ground.
There is the version with electronic dimmer in the cable to regulate the light intensity.

Model :P arentesi
Designer:Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzu
Brand:Flos
Year:1979

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