Parentesi is Italian for “brackets“ or “to clamp“ and describe besides the name the way how the lamp functions. A steel cable which is “clamped” between 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 up-to-date. The innovative mixture of floor lamp and pendant lamp was rewarded with the "Compasso d´Oro" in 1979.
This lamp provides direct light. The lamp moves vertically via 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 injection-moulded black elastomer (UL-94 HB) and houses a switch. The length of the power cord from the lamp holder is 400 cm.
By extra charge, Parentesi is also available with a dimmer.