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.
Lamp (Bulb) Description: 1 x 120W BR-40 Medium Reflector Flood Incandescent
Environment: Indoor - Dry Location
Finish: Black, red or nickel
Switching: Switch made of injection-molded black elastomer (UL-94 HB) housed in fixture head
Cord Length (inches): 157
Construction Material: Plastic and Steel
Weight: 8 lbs