PIPISTRELLO TABLE LAMP BY GAE AULENTI FOR MARTINELLI LUCE, 1965
Gae Aulenti designed this remarkable table lamp for Martinelli Luce in 1965
Gae Aulenti was a Italian architect. She designed the lamp so that it was adjustable in height by working with it telescopic mechanism. The lamp was innovative in terms of creating diffuse light. The white cap consists of metacrylate.
The shape of the hood reminds many people of the wings of a bat. & hence the name "Pipistrello" which is equivalent to "bat" in Italian. It is very difficult to find this first edition lamp in such an excellent condition.
The lamp is incredibly popular and displays a playful yet very modern look in the interior.