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Martinelli Luce represents more than fifty years of dedication to the production of lamps and lighting systems.
Martinelli Luce was founded in 1950 thanks to the intuition and passion that Elio Martinelli put into building his own light fixtures for commercial establishments interested in design. He created a vast production of lamps for interiors, with more and more attention to domestic use.
Essential design matched to original concepts has characterized Martinelli Luce lighting for three generations.
Elio Martinelli, inspired by nature and geometry, created functional lighting fixtures, highly innovative lighting designs and products, incorporating the materials according to their intrinsic nature.
Among his notable lights: the Foglia, the Bolla, the Serpente, the Cobra, the Millepiedi, the Dobermann, the Le Rondini, the Nuvole Vagabonde. Simple shapes but with a deeper significance that has marked the history of design, and are still coveted today. Others like the Pipistrello and the Ruspa, which were designed by architect Gae Aulenti, can be found in design museum collections.
Among the many Martinelli Luce collaborators: Gae Aulenti, Sergio Asti, Studio Orlandini, Marc Sadler, Luc Ramael, Studio Lucchi & Biserni, Angelo Micheli, Michel Bouquillon, Brian Sironi, Studio 4P1B and many others.
Year after year the range of Martinelli Luce has been enhanced with new lamps such as the Profiterolle, the Cobra, the Colibrì and the Poliedro, all the while maintaining designs from the 60s and 70s in their current collection.