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ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI STYLE PARENTESI LAMP
ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI STYLE PARENTESI LAMP
ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI STYLE PARENTESI LAMP
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The Parentesi ceiling to floor suspension lamp by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzu (1970) is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. This directional lamp swivels and is also height adjustable.

 

Materials & Features

Parentesi essentially is made of a stainless steel cable, hung from the ceiling and kept in tension by the base on the floor, along which a tubular socket runs up and down. The cable is attached to the ceiling with a steel expansion screw concealed by a cylindrical metal element and is anchored to the floor by a cylindrical counterweight made of black rubber-covered lead, the height from the floor is regulated by a steel boat hook. The lamp’s name “Parentesi” derives from the bracket-shaped steel tube which supports a rotating joint holding the socket for a 150 watt bulb and the lead.

 
This tube runs up and down the pole by simple hand pressure and is held in place by the sliding friction created along the pole which prevents it from slipping once it is in position. The two caps on the extremities of the tube have an opening for the cable. This apparatus allows infinite ways of setting the direction and height of the light.

 
Parentesi is an ultra modern lamp and a classic in the history of modern lighting. Excellent for spot lighting in galleries or offices or even at home. The Parentesi lamp provides direct illumination wherever light is needed. A brilliant design which lights up any interior setting


This product is a reproduction of the original design by Achille Castiglioni

Dimensions
Width - 20 cm
Depth – 12 cm
Height – 280 cm

 

Materials – Lacquered metal structure

Bulb – 150w bulb (not included) 

Achille Castiglioni (Milan, 1918-2002) was a renowned industrial designer. He was often inspired by everyday things and made use of ordinary materials. He uses the minimal amount of materials while creating forms with a maximum effect.

 

When Paola Antonelli, design curator of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, was an architecture student at Milan Polytechnic in the 1980s, one of the most popular tutors was Achille Castiglioni. For his lectures on industrial design, he would arrive with what Antonelli described as: “a large Mary Poppins-like black bag from which he would extract and line up on the table that day’s chosen pieces from his stupendous collection of found objects: toys made from beer cans that he had bought in Teheran, odd eyeglasses…. wooden stools from Aspen, Colorado… small suction cups strong enough to lift a table. These were the most effective tools of design instruction.”

 

Brandishing each object in turn Castiglioni would show his students how they worked. Antonelli recalled how at one lecture he jumped up on a table to demonstrate the ingenuity of a small wooden milking stool by miming the milking of an invisible cow. Thus he would show how an apparently humble object could constitute intelligent, inspiring design if it fulfilled its function with humour and verve by using the resources available to its designer or maker.

Castiglioni applied those criteria to his own work and urged his students to do the same. ”Start from scratch,” he told them. “Stick to common sense. Know your goals and means.” His contention was that to design a new product or to improve an existing one, the designer had a responsibility first to analyse whether it was necessary to do so and then to investigate what sort of "means", or resources such as technologies and materials, were available to develop and produce it.

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