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Martinelli Luce, lamp Elmetto

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lmetto, the iconic table lamp designed in 1976 by Elio Martinelli, is forty years old. And Martinelli Luce celebrates this momentous occasion by bringing out a limited edition in ruby red. Ironic and timeless, Elmetto is the result of a most bizarre inspiration, to say the very least: an army helmet. In fact, an army helmet has magically moulded itself into an adjustable lampshade, a functional piece with great appeal. What’s more, this original concept gave life to a resin lamp with severe aesthetics, which ironically stands to attention. A truly timeless design!

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