At Maison&Object Martinelli Luce forges ahead with a 2017 that promises to be dense with new presences at Fairs and events of international standing. At the Paris event, one of the most important appointments of the year, a new version of the Pipistrello lamp will be presented, as well as new colours in the Elmetto lamp and a range of the most recent elements of the Martinelli Luce production. One of the 2017 novelties is the table lamp version of Pipistrello-Med, which retains all its original charisma while being restyled in a size perfect for lighting desks and work stations, and the Minipipistrello cordless version. The historic products of the brand will also include Elio Martinelli’s Cobra and Gae Aulenti’s Ruspa, which will be joined by some of the brand’s most interesting table lamps, such as the TX-1 by Marco Ghilarducci, Lunaop, Maggiolone and Pulce by Emiliana Martinelli. Another lamp destined to become a contemporary “classic” is the Elica by Brian Sironi, which won the Compasso d’Oro award in 2011. With a unique and ingenious on/off movement and direction of the light source, Elica is made in two sizes. The striking Fluida lamp by Studio Natural won a special mention at the Compasso d’Oro in 2016. Enhancing any setting it is placed in, this extraordinary lamp never ceases to amaze in terms of the innumerable forms enabled by its flexibility. Hoop by Adolini+Simonini Associati – an Italian/Brazilian duo which has been collaborating with Martinelli Luce for some time – is instead an example of clean lines and versatility of use, with a spirit as youthful as the two designers who conceived and designed it. Another icon of contemporary design is Cyborg by Karim Rashid: a strong sign that expresses all the creativity of its designer and lights up with the gentle sweetness of a caress. Studio Natural’s LED+O is evidence of the research applied by Martinelli Luce to the use of LEDs in wall lamps, expressed through an essential design that preserves intact the suggestion of the form. The two lamps Marx and VDL by Richard Neutra, two of the rare examples of lighting design conceived by the great Viennese artist. The Calabrone, in both hanging lamp and floor lamp versions (designed by Emiliana Martinelli), which won the IF design award 2016, conceals technology and functionality within its aesthetic simplicity. The “right” light for every occasion, with LED sources equipped with interchangeable lenses that permit light beams of different amplitude. Another floor lamp is the Biconica Pol, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Notes: Maison&Objet, january 20-24, Paris, Hall 7 | Stand D104-E103