Parentesi Special Anniversary Edition Ceiling To Floor Lamp MFR ID: FU560174
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Parentesi Special Anniversary Edition Ceiling To Floor Lamp

By Achille Castiglioni, for Flos Lighting

Parentesi Special Anniversary Edition Ceiling To Floor Lamp

By Achille Castiglioni, For Flos Lighting



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MFR ID: FU560174 | ITEM #: FLO1094602

Parentesi Special Anniversary Edition Ceiling To Floor Lamp

MFR ID: FU560174

Item #: FLO1094602

Designed by Achille CastiglioniRead Bio

Originally designed in 1971 by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzu, the Parentesi D50 Ceiling to Floor Lamp features a bulb suspended by a steel cable that runs from the floor to the ceiling.

The bulb is held in place by a tubular bracket resembling a parentheses symbol, for which the piece is named. The bracket bends the cable to create tension that holds the lamp in place at any height, which can be easily adjusted by sliding the tube along the cable. The lamp holder can be swiveled to provide direct lighting in any direction, making this simple yet ingenious design highly versatile. The piece is anchored by a weighted base and an included hook and canopy. Plugs into wall. On/off switch on socket. Made in Italy.

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Finish: Orange, Turquoise


    • Finish: Turquoise
    • Size: 4.3"W x 157.4"H
    • Base: 4.3" diameter
    • Materials: Metal  
    • Cord Length: 157"
    • Country of Origin: Italy
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    Achille Castiglioni

    About Achille Castiglioni

    Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) was an Italian architect and designer who left an indelible mark on the world of design. His innovative creations, characterized by their simplicity, functionality, and playful spirit, continue to inspire and influence designers today.

    Born into a family of artists and designers in Milan, Italy, Castiglioni was exposed to creativity from an early age. His father, Giannino Castiglioni, was a renowned sculptor, and his brothers, Livio and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, were also influential architects and designers.

    Castiglioni studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, graduating in 1944. After the war, he began collaborating with his brothers in their design studio, Studio Castiglioni. The studio became a hub for innovation, producing a wide range of products, from furniture and lighting to household objects and architectural projects.

    Castiglioni's design philosophy was rooted in the belief that good design should be simple, functional, and affordable. He was always looking for new ways to use materials and techniques to create products that were both elegant and practical.

    He was also known for his playful approach to design, often using humor and irony to create unexpected and engaging designs. His work often challenged the status quo and pushed the boundaries of what was considered possible in design.

    Castiglioni's most famous designs include the Arco lamp, a floor lamp with an adjustable arm that can be positioned in a variety of ways; the Sgabbello chair, a lightweight and minimalist stool made from a single sheet of steel; and the Mezzadro table, a versatile table that can be used as a dining table, desk, or work surface.

    He also designed a number of lighting fixtures for Flos, including the Parentesi lamp, a lamp that can be mounted on a wall or ceiling, and the Toio lamp, a flexible lamp that can be bent into a variety of shapes.

    Castiglioni's work was recognized with numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. He received the Compasso d'Oro award nine times, one of the most prestigious awards in Italian design. He was also awarded the Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) title by the Royal Society of Arts in 1986.

    Achille Castiglioni is considered one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. His work continues to be admired and collected by design enthusiasts around the world. His legacy lives on in the many designers who have been inspired by his work and continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in design.

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    FLOS was founded in 1962. The very same year Flos lighting began producing a number of lamps that were to become classics in Italian industrial design. From the very outset, Flos has been distinguished by its high quality approach to lamp design and production. Many of the numerous lamps designed for Flos are undoubtedly some of the best-known and most successful products of industrial design. They have won awards and historical-critical accolades, and are included in all the most important collections and design museums around the world.Some significant product examples over the last forty years are: Parentesi (1970), Brera (1992), Fucsia (1996), Rosy Angelis (1994), the Romeo Moon (1996), Archimoon (1998) series and the recent Diabolo (1998). Throughout the nineties the work of Achille Castiglioni and Philippe Starck has been flanked by a series of products from new and other designers. This reflects a desire to keep the attitude to discover the most talented designers to maintain Flos leadership in innovation.

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