Minipipistrello table lamp, dimmable, brass

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Minipipistrello by Martinelli Luce is a whimsical table lamp created by the Italian designer Gae Aulenti in 1965. The name of the luminaire comes from the Italian word for ”a bat”, pipistrello, and alludes to the playful and distinctive shape of the opal white shade that resembles the wings of a bat. The height of the mini-sized Pipistrello lamp is 35 cm.

Manufacturer:
Martinelli Luce
Design:
Gae Aulenti
Material:
Body: stainless steel, diffuser: opal white methacrylate
Colour:
Brass satin, steel, white
Diameter:
27 cm
Height:
35 cm
Light source:
7W fixed LED
Lifetime:
50 000 h
Luminous flux:
700 lm
IP rating:
20
Energy label:
A++
Cable length:
190 cm
Cable colour:
Black
Weight:
2,5 kg
Dimmable:
Yes

Designer

Gae Aulenti

Gae Aulenti

Gae Aulenti (1927-2012) was a notable Italian architect whose work includes industrial design, furniture, lighting, graphics, stage design and interior design. One of her best-known projects was the new layout for the Musée d‘Orsay, a former railway station in Paris. Aulenti graduated from the Milan Polytechnic in 1953 and during her career, she also worked as an art director at the Casabella-Continuità magazine, a lecturer of architecture in various universities and the vice-president of the Italian Association Of Industrial Design (ADI). In 2012, she received the career prize at the Milan Triennale. She has also received the prestigious Japanese Praemium Imperiale award, the knighthood of the French Legion of Honour, and the Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects.

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