February 25, 2015

PARENtesi Achille Castiglioni & Pio Manzu parentesi Light w. On-off switch Designed by Flos w. soped ceiling adaptable (0-30) UL Listed, Black or Red

When it comes to light fixtures, it doesn't get much simpler than the Flos Parentesi. The lamp simply slides into place along a steel cable spanning floor to ceiling. The Flos Parentesi floor light is a snap to position anywhere between the floor and the ceiling. The lamp height can be adjusted by sliding the parenthesis-shaped steel pipe along the steel cable. The spotlight, with is located on the bowed steel pipe, can swivel 360 degrees around the cable and can be rotated 180 degrees up and down, allowing the Flos Parentesi to reach any and every corrner. The steel pipe is coated with a liquid paint in either black or nickel so that the Flos Parentesi fits in with the surroundings. Those who lack or have inconveniently placed ceiling outlets needn't fear - the top of the Parentesi floor light simply screws into the ceiling for stability while the electricity comes from the power cord.

One would be hard pressed to find a more versatile light fixture than the Flos Parentesi. Direct the spotlight towards the ceiling and the Parentesi floor lamp illuminates the entire space with bright, indirect light. Alternatively, Flos Parentesi can be used as zone lighting to highlight pictures, cabinets and shelves. This flexible light is a perfect accompaniment in dining areas, living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and hallways. The Flos Parentesi exudes modern minimalism. Though it was designed in 1971, it is a really amazing piece of art that can be used for the purpose of design and art. Although it suitable for every interior, it is very popular in everyday contexts and in design museums all over the world. Achille Castiglioni designed the Flos Parentesi in 1970. It subsequently received the Compasso d'Oro award for outstanding design.