Flos Parentesi Original Modern Spot-Light Lamp by Achille Castiglioni
Flos Parentesi Lamp Floor-to-Ceiling Spot Light
Parentesi Spotlight - Ceiling to Floor Reading Lamp
Achille Castiglioni Parentesi, 1971
Flos Parentesi Lamp. Less is more! Parentesi (Italian for bracket) is the essential minimalist floor-to-ceiling lamp. Castiglioni's purist and elegant silhouette combines form with function in a way that few other floor lamps can achieve. This floor light is a most fitting choice when direct lighting is required. An essential Italian design classic, the lamp was designed by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzoe, in 1971. Its small footprint and minimally intrusive lines make it a popular choice with architects and interior designers. Parentesi was cleverly designed with an adjustable spotlight that moves up and down a steel cable. The steel cable hangs from a hook in the ceiling and is kept in tension by a cast-iron counterweight which barely touches the floor. The core of this minimal fixture is the parenthesis that gives this floor-to-ceiling lamp its name. A shaped tubular support holds the light source in place by mechanical friction with the tense cable. Simply genius! The Achille Castiglioni Flos Parentesi lamp is perfect for spot lighting homes, galleries and offices. It is also one of the best reading lights in our collection. Place it wherever light is needed. This stylish floor light is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Floor-to-ceiling lamp with a directional light spot. The lamp holder can be easily moved by sliding the steel tube over the steel cable. The lamp holder is made of injection-molded black elastomer. An on/off switch is located on the lamp holder. Several lamp holders can be placed on the same cable (contact us for additional pieces). Parentesi is perfect for ceiling heights up to 13' (157.5"). Stardust can also create custom cable lengths for higher ceilings.
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Dimensions Steel Tube: 22.8"H
Dimensions Counterweight: 4.3"DIA
Steel Cable Length: 13' max floor-to-ceiling height
Material: steel, elastomer
Light Source: incandescent
Bulb: 1 x 120W BR-40 medium reflector flood
Light Output: 120 watt maximum
Bulb included: yes
On/off switch located on lamp holder
Weight: 7.94 lbs
Certification: UL and cUL listed
Flos product code: FU540030
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