Telescopic lamp

Martinelli Luce

Pipistrello (1965), Gae Aulenti

Designed in 1965 by Gae Aulenti for Martinelli Luce, the Pipistrello has become one of the classic icons of 20th century design. Pipistrello is the Italian word for ‘bat’, named after the shape of this lamps shade. The height can be adjusted by it’s telescopic stem and can be used as either a table or floor lamp.

A cult object because of its innovative take on art nouveau design, the iconic Pipistrello lamp is part of the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou, MoMa and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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