Martinelli Luce represents more than fifty years of history dedicated to the production of lamps and lighting systems.
Martinelli Luce was founded in 1950 thanks to the intuition and the desire of Elio Martinelli to build his own lighting fixtures to be used in commercial establishments that took care of the design. Martinelli Luce lighting devices are characterized from an essential design and from an originality design, elements that since 3 generations are at the basis of the company’s philosophy. Elio Martinelli inspired by nature and geometry, created functional lighting fixtures and products with materials according to their intrinsic characteristics. Were born in this way different lamps as the Foglia, the Bolla, the Serpente, the Cobra, the Millepiedi, the Dobermann, the Le Rondini, the Nuvole Vagabonde. Simple shapes but with a deep meaning that have marked the history of design, always in demand from the market. Some of these devices, along with others like the Pipistrello and the Ruspa designed by architect Gae Aulenti, are kept in the most important design museums.
Year after year the range of Martinelli Luce has been enhanced with new equipment while maintaining a good number of historic products as an expression of Italian design of the 60s and 70s, so that the company presents a very significant and current collection. They have collaborated and collaborates with Martinelli Luce: Gae Aulenti, Sergio Asti, Studio Orlandini, Marc Sadler, Luc Ramael, Studio Lucchi & Biserni, Angelo Micheli, Brian Sironi, Studio 4P1B and many others.
The Martinelli Luce offers in addition to the lamps for the home, a wide range of technical systems designed for lighting offices, shops, cinemas, hotels, museums and retail outlets, using light sources with technology applied to the optimization of energy efficiency and lighting of commercial spaces.
Over the years Martinelli Luce has received several awards, the latest include:
• For the lamp Elica the prize IF PRODUCT DESIGN GOLD AWARD 2010 and the COMPASSO D'ORO in 2011
• For the Colibrì series the prize IF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD 2011 and IF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD 2013
• For the lamp Toy the prize IF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD 2011 and ADI DESIGN INDEX 2011
• For the newest lamp Fluida the YOUNG & DESIGN AWARD 2013
Emiliana Martinelli, who heads the company for many years, now joined by his son Marco, carries on the design inspired by the same principles of his father, but introducing new formal and technological elements that they do retain to Martinelli Luce a significant position among the industries of the sector. The most significant light devices designed by Emiliana Martinelli are the Gaia, the Eva in its several versions, the Glou-Glou, the lighting devices of the Circular-Pol series, the Colibri System and the outdoor lamps Pistillo and the last born Trilly.
Product group: Tables Hallway Table lights Free-standing lights Floor lights Suspended lights Chandeliers Wall-mounted lights Ceiling-mounted lights Spotlights LED lights Lighting systems Linear lights Pendant lights Floor lights LED lights
Designer: Sergio Asti Gae Aulenti Luisa Bocchietto Michel Boucquillon Robert Cornelissen Serge Cornelissen Mario Ferrarini Paolo Frello Lucchi&Biserni Elio Martinelli Emiliana Martinelli Angelo Micheli Marc Sadler Brian Sironi Studio 4P1B Studio Natural Studio Orlandini Design Studio Studiòvo Lella Vignelli Massimo Vignelli Vignelli Design
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Phone: +39 0583 418315
Fax: +39 0583 419003