The Pipistrello Table Lamp was designed by Gae Aulenti for Martinelli as early as 1965 and is a smart design classic.
"Pipistrello" is Italian for bat and hints at the design of the Pipistrello Table Lamp by Martinelli. The 55 cm lampshade made of methacrylate reminds us of bat wings and provides pleasantly diffused lighting.
The designer Gae Aulenti created an iconic table lamp with the Pipistrello, which convinced with its innovative functionality back then and still does to this day.
This makes the Pipistrello Table Lamp by Martinelli a versatile lamp, perfect for large desks in the office or as a little floor lamp in the living room.
Italian architect-designer Gaetana “Gae” Aulenti (1927-2012) was born in the town of Palazzolo dello Stella, near Trieste. Defying her parents’ wishes, she studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, graduating in 1954—one of only two women in a class of 20.