Many design projects draw inspiration and lifeblood from the observation and imitation of natural shapes. The corolla of a flower. The veins of a tree. Or, moreover, the bat wings, just like the original inspiration from which the design of the Pipistrello lamp by Martinelli Luce was born, characterized by the particular pitched shape of its methacrylate white diffuser.
Born in 1965 from the genius of the Italian architect and designer Gae Aulenti, Pipistrello lamp is one of the spearheads of Martinelli Luce, the Tuscan company that marked the history of Italian lighting design and that never stops experimenting with new ideas for innovative lighting. From this impulse towards innovation the Minipipistrello Battery lamp was born, a rechargeable table lamp that reproduces the original table version of the iconic Pipistrello, in a reduced size and battery powered. A classic piece of lighting design that is renewed, not only with new dimensions - a diameter of 27 cm and 35 cm high - but also with new functions, as an homage to the project by Gae Aulenti and at the same time to show how the design work accomplished on this lamp it’s constantly renewed without altering its authenticity.
With the new Rechargeable Minipipistrello, Martinelli Luce affirms the longevity of its design by introducing an innovative feature in a historic lamp, which becomes a portable piece of furniture, wherever you want, thanks to new cordless LED technology with rechargeable battery and dimmable intensity via touch sensor. All this is Minipipistrello lamp, ready to be wherever you want: for a romantic dinner, a romantic date on the terrace, as an ideal companion where and when you want, without limits.
With a telescopic steel rod and a white opal methacrylate diffuser, it has a tapered painted conical base in aluminum which develops upwards towards the diffuser with a fluid movement, like the flapping of bat wings. Placed on a table or a bedside table, to illuminate a corner of your home or the table of your favorite restaurant, this lamp characterizes each room with its expressive power, and it’s available in 3 variants, differentiated by the color of the aluminum base: white, green and dark brown.
The 4.5W LED light source, a warm diffused light, with a luminous flux of 350 lumens, works with a battery lasting 6 hours and rechargeable via a Micro-USB / Type-C. You can find it, complete with battery and battery charger, on our e-shop:
If you are looking for an innovative system for a faster and more efficient multi-device charging, try Martinelli Luce's practical USB trolley, in black aluminum and with two floors for charging 12 Minipipistrello lamps, ideal to satisfy the needs of restaurants, bars or commercial activities that need to easily recharge multiple devices, without forgetting elegance:
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Written by Sara Sabia