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Martinelli Luce Lighting

Martinelli Luce is a well established maker of fine lighting with a rich history that spans over fifty years. His philosophy has always been characterized by elements of modern, clean designs and functionality. Martinelli Luce was established by Elio Martinelli in 1950, he wanted to create the lighting that was to be used in his commercial endeavours.

Originally, the company was established in his father's small shop located in the historical center of Lucca and speciallized in selling electrical components for installers. Thanks to Elio's spirit of innovation, he started to create a wide range of lamps for interior. These lamps exibited strongly innovative designs from both a technical and aestetic point of view.

Elio Martinelli is inspired by nature and by geometry and creates functional lighting systems that are manufactured with materials used depending on their real characteristics.

In this way, several lamps are produced such as Foglia, Bolla, Serpente, Cobra, Millepiedi, Dobermann, Rondini, Nuvole Vagabonde. Simple forms but with a deep meaning that have characterized the design history and are always in great demand on the market. Some of these systems together with others, such as Pipistrello designed by the architect Gae Aulenti , are kept in the most important museums of design.
Sergio Asti, Lucci e Orlandini, Marc Sadler, Luc Ramael, studio Lucchi & Biserni, Angelo Micheli, Marcello Morandini and others worked together and are still working together.

Year after year the their range was enriched with new systems, although it kept a great number of them as expression of the Italian design of the 60s and 70s and therefore this company provides a very significant and relevant collection.

They provide not only home lamps, but also a wide range of technical systems designed for the lighting of offices, shops, cinemas, hotels, museums and points of sale of large-scale retail trade, using light sources with the technology applied to the optimization of the energy output and of the lighting of commercial spaces.

Emiliana Martinelli, who has been managing the company for many years, together with her son Marco, carries on the design activity being inspired by her father’s same principles but introducing new form and technological elements that allow them to keep a significant position among the industries of this sector.