Elio Martinelli, 1965
Elio Martinelli drew his lamps drawing his inspiration
from geometric forms and nature.
Serpente also results from his observation of animal forms and movements, being combined with his recurring attention to spherical forms.
Manufacturing serpente has been complex and we achieved its final form after several prototypes, only.
Given the geometric complexity of this lamp it was necessary to use new techniques to print methacrylate in order to manufacture the diffuser.
The bending of the tube of the arm is also achieved by means of innovative techniques given the time when the lamp has been produced.
Serpente has been produced by martinelli luce for 50 years and it is even today a symbol of the Italian design.
THE PASSION FOR THE INDUSTRIAL PROCESS
AND THE PRODUCTION OF LAMPS, WHICH COMBINE AESTHETICS TO FUNCTIONALITY, HAVE ALWAYS CHARACTERISED THE STORY OF ELIO MARTINELLI
AS IT IS THE CASE OF SERPRENTE,
EQUIPPED WITH A REVOLVING ARM
IN ORDER TO ALLOW A DYNAMIC USE OF LIGHT.
Its “S" shape, thanks to the rotation of the arm, makes this lamp look like a snake
which explores the surrounding environment.