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Teli
 
Teli hanging lamp, 1973 (1959)
Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Raflon cloth, anodized aluminum, brass,
23 5/8 x 15 x 15 3/4"
Manufactured by Kartell and Flos
Lent by Flos
 
Teli means "sheets of cloth." The idea for the lamp came to the brothers while observing the synthetic fabric used for bagging rice. Raflon is a heavy and tough fiber. They used two rectangular sheets, a square anodized aluminum board, and two brass sticks to give tension to the cloth. All the elements are easily assembled and disassembled for packing and shipping. The light source, a standard incandescent bulb, is essentially dressed up in veils.