table lamp / original design / steel / painted aluminum
COBRA SCORPIUS 629/SC by Elio & Emiliana Martinelli
Martinelli Luce Spa
steel, painted aluminum, resin
by Elio Martinelli
A cosmic Cobra! Scorpio crossed by the Milky Way.
Scorpio is one of the brightest and most beautiful constellations to observe. Majestic and yet fearsome, it embodies two strong instinctive features: a great energy and a magical ability to read into the human spirit. Undisputed master of the mysterious world of instincts. Tenacious and persevering, stubborn I’d say. Brave, taking spur from risk. With a great intuitive ability and a capacity for observation. Rational and farsighted. Curious, lover of competition and of a worthy opponent to make the game more challenging and hence more fun.
The lower body part turns on a steel made base connected with the upper body part by means of a central joint for a 360° rotation. The interior reflector is made with white painted aluminium.
Designed by Elio Martinelli in 1968, Cobra is one of the first lighting fixtures produced with a special resin molding system. The lamp is characterized by simple lines and a geometric shape inscribed in a sphere, but, with the rotation of the arm, the reflector takes a position that recalls the head of a cobra ready to shoot.