Parentesi 50

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Two great designers who worked together but never met. A 50 year old bestseller, now presented in a new edition using the colours they loved. The story of Parentesi is special, and it draws from ingenuity, a pinch of magic and a lot of respect.
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Turquoise Turquoise
Orange Signal Orange Signal

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Respect is also reflected in the choice, made by Flos’ design curator, architect Calvi Brambilla, to draw from the imagination of both creators of Parentesi for the special edition that celebrates its 50th anniversary. The pair chose Turquoise and Signal Orange following a philological approach. ‘The first was dear to Castiglioni, who had used it for home interiors. The second was the colour that Manzù used for his prototypes,’ explain the architects. ‘We applied them on the tube but also on the base, as it was coloured in the original design. Even the 1970s packaging has been re-engineered and reintroduced, together with the round booklet, positioned under the base of the lamp.’

More than a nostalgic operation, this re-interpretation of the Parentesi sounds like another piece of the dialogue between design maestros: a conversation that has lasted 50 years.

Lamp providing direct light. Lamp moves vertically via sliding of a painted or nickel-plated shaped steel tube on a ceiling-to-floor steel cable (4000mm long). Fixture head made of injection-moulded black elastomer housing a switch. Length of power cord from lamp-holder 4000mm.

On the cable, there is the electronic dimmer which allows the regulation of light brightness (dimmable version only).

Bulb not included.

Product ID: 6070026


Base Diameter: 110mm
Component Length: 580mm
Total Length: 4000mm max.


This product is covered by a 2-year conditional warranty.


This is a LivingOn product. Its freight emissions have been offset.

Parentesi 50, Lifestyle
Parentesi 50, Lifestyle
Parentesi 50, Lifestyle
Parentesi 50, Lifestyle
Parentesi 50, Lifestyle
Parentesi 50, Lifestyle