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Multifunctional clampable luminaire design

Parentesi means in Italian "clamp" and describes beside the name, at the same time the principle of the ceiling spotlight of Flos . A steel cable, which is "clamped" between the ceiling and the floor, allows the height of a steel tube, to which the lamp body is attached, to be adjusted. The design of this practical lamp by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù dates back to 1970. The innovative mixture of pendant and floor lamp was awarded the coveted Golden Circle "Compasso d'Oro" in 1979.

Tube and cable made of robust steel

Technical data:
Luminaire for direct light.
Height adjustment of the luminaire body possible by sliding a shaped, liquid-painted (black, white, red) or nickel-plated steel tube on a steel cable that is stretched from the ceiling to the floor at full room height (effective length: 400 centimetres)
Lamp head made of black injection-moulded elastomer (UL-94 HB) with built-in control switch.

The spotlight is optionally available with a dimmer for an additional charge.

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Item no. 101821
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Canopy included No
Protection class IP 20
Cable length 400 cm
Voltage 230V/50Hz
Illuminant included No
Base E27
  • Steel
  • Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR)
Colour Black
Dimensions Height: 58 cm
Weight 3.57 kg (without packaging)
Power plug type Plug Type C (CEE 7/16, Euro plug) - Used in: Europe, with the exception of the UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta. Please check, if you need an adapter for your country!
Maximum power 150 Watt
EAN 8059607020272
Design Achille Castiglioni Pio Manzù
Design awards Compasso d´Oro
More information

Product data sheet Parentesi Ceiling spotlight (PDF 89 KB)

Product data sheet Parentesi Ceiling spotlight with dimmer (PDF 99KB)

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Category Pendant luminaires, Italian luminaire design