Italian Design: Pipistrello by Martinelli Luce

26 May 2016

Alongside the Mediterranean touch within our own collections, we love to see it in our interior as well. Therefore we’re putting our favourite design items in the spotlights! We hereby present you the beautiful lamp of Italian brand Martinelli Luce.

The lamp was designed by Gae Aulenti in 1965 and was taken in production by Martinelli Luce up until this day. The source of inspiration for the design is the unfolding wings of a bat, which we can see in the organic shape of the lampshade. In this inspiration the name finds its origin as well; ‘Pipistrello’ means ‘bat’ in Italian. Luckily the lamp has everything except for a fearsome character, since it projects a nice soft light. In addition, the Pipistrello lamp is of benefit everywhere: on your nightdesk, the saloon table or on the ground. It is both a table lamp and a standing lamp, of which the height is adjustable. And a nice detail: the lamp is available in different colours, such as black, white, chrome, copper and red. 

The elegant Pipistrello has won a lot of awards and is part of the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York. Martinelli Luce has produced the Pipistrello for 50 years and it is still an Italian design icon today. Amore!

 

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