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Parentesi Suspension Lamp by Flos

Parentesi Suspension Lamp by Flos

$895.00 CAD

Design Achille Castiglioni & Pio Manzu, 1971

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. 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.


  • 1 x 120W BR-40 Medium Reflector Flood Incandescent 


  • Height: 22.8"
  • Length Cable: 157.4" max.
  • Diameter Base: 4.3"


  • Lamp moves vertically via sliding of a painted or nickel-plated shaped steel tube on a ceiling-to-floor steel cable (4000 mm long).