Parentesi 50 Lamp
Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù for FLOS - 1971
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Parentesi by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù, Flos releases a new edition in Turquoise. 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 Parentesi provides direct lighting. Inspiration behind the design: “Pio Manzù had the original idea for Parentesi, 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.”
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New in the box. One special anniversary edition available in Turquoise. Local delivery or pick up only.
Painted steel tube. Plastic and steel. Fixture head made of injection-molded black elastomer housing a switch. Dimmer integrated. 120W BR-40 Medium Reflector Flood Incandescent bulb is not included but available to order.
4.3" base dia x 22.8" H of light x max 157" H