Description

Pipistrello Medium by Martinelli Luce is a whimsical table lamp created by the Italian designer Gae Aulenti in 1965. The name of the luminaire, Pipistrello, comes from the Italian word for bat, alluding to the playful and distinctive shape of the opal white shade that resembles the wings of a bat. The height of the lamp can be adjusted with the telescopic steel base.

Martinelli Luce

Pipistrello Medium table lamp, dimmable, agave green

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Material
Body: stainless steel, diffuser: opal white methacrylate
Colour
Agave green, teräs, white
Diameter
40 cm
Height
50-62 cm
Light source
9W fixed LED
Lifetime
50 000 h
Luminous flux
850 lm
Colour temperature
2700K
IP rating
20
Energy label
A++
Cable length
35+200 cm
Cable colour
Black
Weight
5 kg
Dimmable
Yes
Adjustable height
Yes

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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