Martinelli Luce COBRA TEXTURE - A. FEMIA & A. SIMONY
Swivel resin table lamp
Swivel resin table lamp
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cobra lamp, several designers were asked to reinterpret, with their personal inspiration, its character with a graphic texture. A tribute from all of them to Elio Martinelli who designed the lamp in 1968. 23 creations in limited edition of 30 signed and numbered copies, to which is added the texture of the young designer winner of the competition dedicated to young people under 35, Elena Volpi.
“Love, Realism, Imagination. 3 vortices for Cobra. Writing, words – often free-standing and/or alone – their composition into poetry, into a text, are one of the worlds that accompany me year after year in a deep exploration of how just one word caches, hides, reveals different worlds for each one of us, worlds that nonetheless put us into contact with others. Today, writing and words are not the elements we linger on most. But we must do so.
We must stop and do so. I met Arthur Simony by chance thanks to Antoine Vernholes during a wonderful night among friends in Paris. His work immediately struck me for its apparent simplicity and the depth of every gesture that goes into building each word. The hand is the part of the body closest to our heart and it is guided by an instantaneous dialogue between the mind and the soul. When it writes, or when it writes by drawing, the hand opens doors into imaginaries and realities that mingle and merge, that guide and disorient us, that accompany us in the world.
Emiliana Martinelli kindly invited me for this important event to be part of a family, to think about a personal revisitation for the Cobra. I immediately thought that the theme had to be something more than just graphic, chromatic…, there had to be a tie with the very same topics that the Cobra suggests – a world, a globe, a movement, a rotation, a sort of vortex, a relationship with its user. So three words came to mind: love, realism, imaginary. These three words have always been part of my life but they belong to many people, too, and I thought they could create vortices thanks to the hands of Arthur, and accompany us with the Cobra into our secret soul, into our imagination, into our reality of love”. Alfonso Femia & Arthur Simony
Direct light table lamp, made up of two resin molded bodies.
The lower body rotates on the underlying steel base and is connected to the upper body via a central joint that allows 360 ° rotation.
Internal reflector in white painted aluminum.
The lamp is also available in the standard colors white, black and red, glossy yellow, in the midnight blue Scorpius model as well as in the different versions of the Cobra Texture project.
1X12W E27 LED
Purchasable on the Martinelli Luce website
The product is sold with an EU plug only.