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).