Pipistrello table lamp by Gae Aulenti for Martinelli Luce, 1965
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In the year 1965, Gae Aulenti designed this remarkable table lamp for Martinelli Luce
Gae Aulenti was an 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 methacrylate.
The shape of the hood reminds many people of the wings of a bat. & hence the name "Pipistrello" which is equal to "bat" in Italian. It is very difficult to find this first edition lamp in such an excellent state. Usually these lamps have burn holes because there were no LED lamps in those days. The lamp is incredibly popular and gives a playful yet very modern look in the interior.