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Flos Parentesi Floor Lamp

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An Italian design from 1971, the Parentesi Floor Lamp celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021. To commemorate this, the lamp has been produced with its tube in new, pop colors. (The original design has a black tube.) The designers of this eye-catching lamp, Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzu never met: Castiglioni executed the design based on Manzu’s drawings, found after his death. The Parentesi’s name (Italian for “parentheses”) nods to the nickel-plated, bracket-like tube attached to a steel cable. This innovative bracket allows the lamp head to move vertically along the floor-to-ceiling cable, with tension created by a 12-lb weigh on the floor, for a customized position. Friction holds it in place. Achille Castiglioni is a designer with work in MoMA’s collection. Made in Italy from steel and plastic, the Parentesi Floor Lamp measures 157.5h x 4.5"diam. Some installation required.
  • Designer
    Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzu
  • Size
    157.5h x 4.5"diam.
  • Materials
    Plastic, Steel
  • Year of Design
    1971
  • Origin
    Italy
Flos Parentesi Floor Lamp

  • Achille Castiglioni

    Born in Milan in 1918, Achille Castiglioni is an internationally acknowledged master of Italian design whose work is represented in MoMA's collection. During his 52-year career, he designed and collaborated on nearly 150 design objects, from lamps to cameras to car seats. His work is known for combining simplicity with fun, along with close attention to how objects are used in real life. In 1997, MoMA launched the first individual retrospective of his work with the exhibition Achille Castiglioni: Design! Prior to that, his designs were featured in numerous exhibitions at the Museum, including The Modern Movement in Italy: Architecture and Design (1954) and Recent Acquisitions: Design (1967-8 and 1970-1). Castiglioni’s work has had a significant impact on the history of the applied arts and has taught generations about good design.

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