Parentesi: The Flos’ Minimalism


Today I decided to talk about Parentesi (Parenthesis). But I am not referring to mathematical formulas or expressions to solve! I’m talking about the Flos pendant lamp, designed by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù in 1971 and winner of the Compasso d’Oro in 1979.

With the Parentesi, we are facing one of the cult products in the international design scene. A product of light that is an extremely fascinating design: sleek, minimal and suggestive.


Made of shaped tubular steel, painted, and placed on a steel cable stretched between the ceiling and the floor, it is a simply unique.


This lamp is thin and delicate, but at the same time has a strong evocative power.


I find it beautiful by itself but even more spectacular when installed in groups of 2 or 3 elements. What has always struck me is its adaptability: the Parentesi is really perfect in every type of environment and context.

Some opinions? Do you like the Parentesi lamp or is too minimal for you? Where could you see it going well? Let me know!



Parentesi di Flos

©photo: /

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *