Designed in 1965 by Gae Aulenti for Martinelli Luce, the lamp is made with innovative techniques for the diffuser in methacrylate for the time in which it was designed. The shape of conic base grows in the height through the ribs of the diffuser as the wings of a bat. Resting on a table or standing on floor this lamp features with its expressive power any type of envirnment.
Martinelli Luce represents more than fifty years of history dedicated to the production of lamps and lighting systems. Martinelli Luce was founded in 1950 thanks to the intuition and the desire of Elio Martinelli to build his own lighting fixtures to be used in commercial establishments that took care of the design. So he begins to create a vast production of lamps for interiors, with more and more attention for different contest: residential and commercial spaces.
Martinelli Luce devices are characterized by an essential design and originality of projects, elements that from three generations are the basis of factory's philosophy.
Elio Martinelli, inspired by nature and geometry, creates functional lighting fixtures, highly innovative lighting design and products with materials according to their intrinsic characteristics.
About the designer:
She was born in Palazzolo della Stella - Udine - in 1927. Since 1956 engaged in the business professional in Milan, which includes architectural design, interior and industrial design, theater set design. After the completion of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris (1980-86) and the refurbishment of the Musée National d'Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou (1982-85), oversaw the renovation of the Palazzo Grassi in Venice (1985-86) and as a result of the construction here of numerous exhibitions, from "Futurismi & Futurism" (1986) to "From Puvis de Chavannes to Matisse and Picasso. Towards the Modern Art "(2002).
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Table lamp, diffused light. White opal methacrylate diffuser. Base and knob: white. With LED light source, dimmable. Electronic driver on the plug.