Following the 2015 presentation of the gilded Pipistrello to celebrate the lamp’s 50 years, and the smaller Minipipistrello, Martinelli Luce is opening 2016 with a new version of Pipistrello with a titanium-color PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition)finish – presented for the first time Maison&Objet 2016. As was the case with Pipistrello, the Serpente table lamp, designed by Elio Martinelli in 1965, will be showing in thelimited edition of 100 numbered and signed lamps with a gilded finish created on occasion of its 50th anniversary, celebrated in 2015. Among the brand’s most recent projects is Cyborg, a table lamp designed by Karim Rashid in 2015, in cast aluminumwith a LED light source. Pleasant to the touch, a friendly presence that turns on and off with a touch of the palm. And a lamp conceived to adapt to the many requirements of the desk and more: Fluida, designed by Studio Natural(2013). The lamp consists of a flexible LED strip connecting two molded resin base elements. Thanks to incorporatedmagnets, Fluida’s two bases can be joined in different configurations to change the arc of the LED strip according tothe directional needs of the moment.Hoop, a table lamp designed by Adolini+Simonini Associati in 2013, is now available in a new size with a warm-lightLED light source. One of the most striking of the hanging lamps is Cicala, designed by Emiliana Martinelli in 2015, featuring a lacquered aluminum structure and an internal diffuser hiding the light source, to provide both direct and diffused illumination. It is reminiscent of the huge hanging lamps once used in industrial settings and adapts perfectly to both home and office. Emiliana Martinelli is also the author of the Lunaop series of hanging lamps: luminous rings suspended in space ondifferent ecliptics, created to lend a discreet visual impact to any space. Available in 50-, 80- and 120-cm diameters. On occasion of Maison&Objet 2016, Martinelli Luce will be presenting two new compositions in cluster form, made up of 3 rings attached to a single ceiling mount. In the first composition, each of the three rings is inclined differently from the others or hangs horizontally; each ring is suspended by three cables. The second version comprises 3 rings attached the one to the next and suspended vertically on a single cable so as to permit each to rotate independently.Like unusual fruits of light hanging from the ceiling, the Ciulifruli luminaires, born from collaboration between studio 5+1AA and Emiliana Martinelli in 2015. The lamps, in different forms and colors, are intended for indoor as well as outdoor use. In rotomolded polyethylene, the diffusers are available in four different shapes that combine with a single support available in five different colors. Singly or in clusters or in groups of 5 attached to a single ceiling mount to fill a space, Ciulifruli sheds a youthful, fresh glow in any space.Another lamp designed for outdoor living is Trilly, designed by Emiliana Martinelli in 2011. It is easy to hang from the branches of trees in a garden space or simply set on the ground. And easy to carry, thanks to the ergonomically-designed handle. Rotomolded in white polyethylene, suitable for fluorescent or LED light sources. Colibrì is a lighting system designed by Emiliana Martinelli (2009/2015), which starts with a small swivel head embracing a LED light source and inserted in a tubular structure. The system is made up various lamps in black anodized aluminum, for table-top, floor, and reading applications as well as the version with several LED swivel heads on the structure. In Paris, Martinelli Luce will be presenting the version with a wall support and mount in colored silicone.The Calabrone floor lamp was designed by Emiliana Martinelli (2015). An essential, free-standing structure in which the LED light source powers a “focusable” spotlight on the anodized aluminum structure. The Calabrone is also available in a hanging version with several swivel spots and in a new version strung between ceiling and floor on a steel cable.And finally, a poetic note with a delicate wall lamp: Le Rondini, from 1984, a fixture whose light is created by three swallows in white and black-lacquered metal, perched on a thin chrome-plated round-section metal bar. It was Elio Martinelli’s intention, with this lamp, to pay homage to that nature which so often inspired his creations: in this case, to the swallows he observed from his bedroom window in springtime, aligned on the electrical lines running above his olive grove.
Event: Maison&Objet 2016
Event Type: Fair