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Flos Parentesi 50 Suspension Lamp Dimmer

Conceived by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù, Parentesi is a suspension lamp designed in 1970... Read all
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Parentesi 50 Suspension Lamp Dimmer

Conceived by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù, Parentesi is a suspension lamp designed in 1970 and produced by Flos the following year. This version, especially made in two wonderful colous, celebrates the 50th anniversary and includes a dimmer to adjust the light intensity.


Extraordinary, essential, bright. The Parentesi lamp by Flos is one of the most emblematic icons of Italian industrial design: it embodies the formal minimalism achieved thanks to a work of subtraction, through a creative process that hunts for simplicity. First conceived by Pio Manzù, who passed away in 1969 before completing the lamp, Parentesi was redrafted by great master Achille Castiglioni. The name of this suspension lamp providing direct light is inspired by a signature metallic rod in the shape of a bracket, “parentesi” in Italian. This choice was not strictly aesthetic, but functional, and its important innovation lies in the possibility of moving the lamp with a simple gesture. Few elements merge to create a perfect lamp, characterized by the vertical movement of the luminous body through the sliding of a shaped tubular steel placed on a steel cable, stretched between the ceiling and the floor. Pio Manzù had initially designed the Parentesi lamp as a cylindrical volume capable of sliding along a rod and stopping at the desired height with a screw. Castiglioni’s Parentesi is the brilliant evolution of this project: functional, made of few elements and free from any superfluous part, the true manifesto of the form = function principle. This astonishing lighting creation won the Compasso d’Oro award in 1979, and today is exhibited at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. The light intensity of Flos Parentesi with dimmer can be easily adjusted. The main wonderful characteristic of the 50th anniversary Parentesi, is the color of the rose and floor support, which matches the element color.


Parentesi suspension lamp by Flos characteristics:

- Lamp providing direct light.
- The lamp moves vertically via sliding of a painted or nickel-plated shaped steel tube on a ceiling-to-floor steel cable (4000 mm long).
- The fixture head is made of injection-molded black elastomer.
- The cable features an electric dimmer to adjust light intensity.


Product Info:

Assembly Instruction:


Light Source (Not Included):

1 x RF31459 LED 13W E27 1300lm 2700K [e] Dimmable
1 x RF26277 LED 8W E27 2700K 660lm [e] Dimmable
1 x RF32028 LED 12W E27 1100lm 2700K [e] Dimmable


Dimmer Included

Lightbulb Not Included

Ø. 11 cm - H. 400 cm max
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Achille Castiglioni
Achille Castiglioni, an unforgettable name in the history of Italian design. Designer, architect and son of the famous sculptor Giannino, he incorporated in his works the "plastic" approach of his father. His life was also shaped by the collaboration with his brother, Pier Giacomo. Experimenting with forms, techniques and materials, the Castiglioni...
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