It was an avant-garde icon when they created it, and today, 50 years later, it continues to distill the most rabid modernity. And is that for the Pipistrello lamp seems like the years do not pass, now that it is celebrating nothing more and nothing less than its 50th anniversary.
This table lamp was designed in 1965 by architect Gae Aulenti for the Italian firm Martinelli, and since then it has become a classic in the world of lighting. Its appearance is different, different, because a bat is inspired by the shapes.
The lamp, which is still manufactured using the original molding techniques, is composed of an elegant metal base available in various shades, which gives way to a telescopic tube that allows to raise the height of the lamp from 66 to almost 90 centimeters in height and that holds a white methacrylate shade.
In addition to the classic design, Martinelli has renewed the designs with new versions with models with LED light, or in a smaller size, such as the Mini Pipistrello, or the gold-finished collector's edition that this lighting firm has launched to celebrate the birthday of this lamp.