Light is tempered and diffused in these rare pendants, an elegant contrast of primary modernist shapes and soft fabric. Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) and his brother Pier Giacomo hold a position of paramount importance in twentieth-century Italian design. Among their influential and pioneering designs are the legendary Arco floor lamp and Taccia table lamp. The ‘Teli’ pendant was an earlier design, devised by the brothers in 1959 for the Kartell company, but put into production in the 1970s for the FLOS company. The original design was intended to utilise raflon, a polyethylene fibre with the capacity to disperse light. Canvas brings an organic quality to the design, and the sensation of an inverted campaign tent, radiated from within.
In good condition with wear to metal rods, minor stains to fabric. Fabric possibly later.
Literature: Giuliana Gramigna, “Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000”, Allemandi, 2011, p. 68
H60 W43 D42 cm