, the historic brand founded in 1949 by Bruno Gatta and reborn in 2019 thanks to the acquisition by Linea Light Group, is producing an updated interpretation of the Saliscendi lamp, an iconic model by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni.
Born in 1957 when Italy was preparing to experience the so-called economic boom, the lamp was designed in two unique copies, unfortunately lost, for the meeting room of the Board of the Milan Chamber of Commerce of which the two brothers were following the restructuring.
Saliscendi has been the testimony of a gradual transition from extremely decorative lamps to others with a more flexible and intelligent use, capable of satisfying multiple needs. It is a model that, with the idea of a light variable according to needs, represented an innovation capable of marking the history of the Italian project. A pulley mechanism allows you to change the height of luminous body and reflective disc moving them away or bringing them closer to each other. Travelling in the opposite direction, the two elements diffuse more direct or indirect light depending on the distance by which they are separated.
Of course, the current reinterpretation of the lamp designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni has undergone the necessary modification to adapt to changing times. It has been resized, updated and re-engineered with dimmable LED light sources but, thanks to the collaboration with the Fondazione Achille Castiglioni that has allowed the recovery of the original designs, it has been possible to maintain its timeless style. In fact, the metal body and the reflecting parabolic diffuser, as well as the mechanism that allows you to raise and lower the height of the light source, are the same designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni.