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The Achille Castiglioni & Pio Manzù parentesi pendant Hit
Model: PL070
Maker: Scandinavia lamp
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. the bracket for the lamp holder is kept in place by wire tension created between floor and ceiling.

The Achille Castiglioni & Pio Manzù parentesi pendant


The design of the lamp was inspired by a sketch by Pio Manzù (d.1969) in which a cylindrical box with a slit for light slid up and down a pole and was fixed in place with a screw. According to the sketch, Pio Manzù probably would have had the pole run from ceiling to floor.

In his design, Castiglioni replaces the pole with a metal cable which when deviated creates attrition and allows the light to remain in position with no need for a screw.


- 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 (enamelled or chromed) which supports a rotating rubber joint holding the socket for a maxium 100 watt bulb and the lead.

- Product size: MAXH:350 Φ:12 ,Packing dimension:23.5*23.5*83.5

- Lamp Type: Pendant/Chandelier

- Hanging Height: Customize to desired length from ceiling down to the maximum cord length Maximum Cord Length: 150cm long

- Lamp Installation Type: Standard Wired Direct. Professional or DIY ceiling mounted chandelier

- Included Accessories: Screw package, Ceiling cap, steel wire length adjuster

- UL and CE is available for options All of our products are manufactured using only UL, VDE approved parts and meet CE standards. For example,we only use ARDITI sockets made in Italy. Our lamps are made for American, European and Asian clients and come with changeable AC adaptors plugs. Our lamps could also be built for different voltage input around the world.Each product in Scandinavia lamp is produced in accordance with international test standards through self-test, process inspection and final product testing to ensure high quality energy-saving products.All of our products have passed Hipot testing which verifies electrical insulation in our products for life-time safety. - ARDITI sockets meets all standard (Made in Italy) - E14 Incandescent bulb with max 60W(included)

Design by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzu', 1970
Packing Size:23.5*23.5*83.5
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