November 2, 2014

PARENTESI from FLOS






Less is more! Parentesi is the essential minimalist floor-to-ceiling lamp. Its purist and elegant silhouette combines form with function in a way that few other floor lamps can achieve. Parentesi is a most fitting choice when direct lighting is required. An essential Italian design classic, the Parentesi Lamp was designed by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzoe for Flos in 1971. It's small footprint and minimally intrusive lines make it a popular choice with architects and interior designers. Parentesi was cleverly designed with an adjustable spotlight that moves up and down a steel cable. The steel cable hangs from a hook in the ceiling and is kept in tension by a cast-iron counterweight which barely touches the floor. The core of this minimal fixture is the parenthesis that gives this floor-to-ceiling lamp its name. A shaped tubular support holds the light source in place by mechanical friction with the tense cable. Simply genius! The Flos Parentesi lamp is perfect for spot lighting homes, galleries and offices. It is also one of the best reading lights in our collection. Parentesi can be placed wherever light is needed. The Parentesi Lamp is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Parentesi is a floor-to-ceiling lamp with a directional light spot. The lamp holder can be easily moved by sliding the steel tube over the steel cable. The lamp holder is made of injection-molded black elastomer. An on/off switch is located on the lamp holder. Parentesi is perfect for ceiling heights up to 13' (157.5").