Borne 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.
"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."
For the 50th Anniversary of this iconic light, Flos presented two new editions, Turquoise and Orange Signal.
Pendant light providing direct light. Nickel-plated shaped tube on a ceiling to floor steel cable. The head fixture is an injection-moulded black elastomer that comes with a switch. Available in a choice of finishes. Lightbulb not included.
Overall H157.4". Nickel tube 22.8". Base Ø4.3".
Light source - Halogen E26 120W or LED.
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