Parentesi is Italian for “brackets“ or “to clamp“ and describes both the name and the way how the lamp functions. A steel cable which is “clamped” between the ceiling and floor facilitates the regulation of the height of a steel tube where the lamp is fixed. This convenient layout of the light by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù was already made in 1970 but is still more than current. The innovative mixture of floor lamp and pendant lamp was awarded the "Compasso d’Oro" in 1979.
This lamp provides direct light.
The lamp moves vertically via the sliding of a painted or nickel-plated shaped steel tube on a ceiling-to-floor steel cable (400cm long).
The fixture head is made of an injection-moulded black elastomer (UL-94 HB) and houses a switch.
For an extra fee, Parentesi is also available with a dimmer.