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Description

Borne out of a 1971 collaboration between Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù, the Parentesi was named for the parenthesis symbol—a visual reference to the nickel-plated shaped tube that lives on a floor-to-ceiling steel cable. The steel cable can reach up to 157", and the tube allows the lamp head to move vertically along the cable to achieve a customized height. The head fixture is injection-molded black elastomer, equipped with a switch.

The Parentesi provides direct lighting and is available in black, nickel, or red.

Inspiration behind the design:

"Pio Manzù had the original idea for Parentiesi,” explains Achille Castiglioni. “He thought up a fixed vertical boom and a cylindrical box with a slot for the light, which went up and down: you stopped it with a screw. He replaced the boom with a metal cord that, when bent, creates friction and enables the lamp to be in position without requiring any screws."

Product Details

Internal ID
2478
Installation Pdf
PARENTESI USA.pdf
Mounting
Ceiling Pendant
Lamp (Bulb) Description
1 x 120W BR-40 Medium Reflector Flood Incandescent (Not Included)
Environment
Indoor - Dry Location
Lamp ID
L00038
Finish
Red Black Nickel
Dimmable
Yes
IP Rating
IP20
Cord Length / Color
157" - Black
Weight (lbs)
8 lbs
Construction Material
Plastic and Steel
Switching
Switch made of injection-molded black elastomer (UL-94 HB) housed in fixture head
Voltage
120
Main Spare Image
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Dimensional Image
Parentesi-diagram.jpg
product_diagram
parentesi-diagram.jpg
Certifications
ynn

Inspiration

OPTICAL

ELECTRICAL

CUT OUT DIMENSIONS
PHYSICAL