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2015 marks the 50th year since gae aulenti designed the iconic “pipistrello” in 1965, a lamp which has always been in the company catalogue since then and an event which marked an important milestone in the company’s history.

to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this timeless classic with a modern day twist, martinelli luce has proposed a photo contest through which users, fans, and followers can send pictures of the pipistrello in their home or even a quote inspired by one of the most famous icons of italian design.

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in case you’re in the area, the pipistrello on display at the moma in new york as
part of the permanent collection. but despite its age, the well-loved pipistrello still graces the homes of architects, designers, and creatives around the world, as well as newsrooms and concept stores.q_43159_01

martinelli luce is honoring the pipistrello’s 50th anniversary with a cocktail party at the institut culturel italien de paris on the 22nd of january 2015, during this year’s edition of MAISON&OBJET (23-27 january 2015).

this celebration is not only for the experts who will meet for the parisian kermesse, but for all lovers of design, who can participate by sharing pictures of their pipistrello lamp with the martinelli luce community – community.martinelliluce.it – or by sending their thoughts via email to community.martinelliluce.it.

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