Much like its namesake the cobra table lamp by martinelli luce is a visually striking and surprisingly agile piece. Created in 1968 by elio martinelli the cobra lamp flaunts bold lines and an iconic profile ahead of its time.
The cobra table lamp from martinelli luce.
Lampe cobra martinelli. For the 50th anniversary of its production a new red version of the cobra lamp is proposed with the designer s. The lampshade is shaped like a snake due to its rotating arm that directs the light in the desired direction. As a native of lucca italy martinelli graduated from the institute of fine arts in the not too distant florence where he studied set design before returning to his hometown to design the interiors of public buildings.
Designed by elio martinelli in 1968 it was one of the first lighting fixtures to be produced with a unique resin molding. The designer and entrepreneur behind the italian lighting brand martinelli luce created the iconic cobra lamp back in 1968. Beautiful table lamp with swivel arm by martinelli luce reading lamp with direct light made with two resin molded bodies white or black color.
Cobra design by elio martinelli 1968 2018 swivel table lamp direct light consisting of two printed bodies made of resin white or black and and for its 50th anniversary in the designer red version. Covertly constructed with two parts its dome shaped head can swivel 360 degrees with the help of a. The round abstract shape of the cobra catches your eye at first sight.
The table lamp was inspired by the organic shapes of nature and nature in general was a great source of inspiration for elio martinelli throughout his career. The lower body rotates on the steel base below and is connected to the upper body by means of a central joint that allows 360 rotation.