Fil de Fer F (outdoor)

Fil de Fer F (outdoor)

Fil de Fer catellani
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The origins

Fil de Fer is a lighting fixture made of shaped, woven aluminium wire, which is lit on the inside by tiny bulbs. Designed and made by Enzo Catellani, it is the creation closest to his heart. Developed almost twenty years ago for a special commission, it was never used for that particular project and was hung up in his workshop. Each time it was switched on, it enchanted everyone with its special, magical atmosphere. Enzo Catellani decided then to continue working on it.
The lamp was later placed on the market and quickly became the most iconic lighting fixture in the Catellani & Smith range.

My past and what I built so far are part of me, but Enzo Catellani was born today, with the desire to travelling backwards to rediscover the primal instinct of doing, for the pleasure of creating.

Enzo Catellani

The making of

When I live by what I thought the day before, I will start fearing him, who copies from me.

Fortunato Depero

More details

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Available versions

  • natural aluminium wire


Materials and colours

natural aluminium wire sphere with IP67 resin-bonded transformer housed in a black box

Light source

Ø 50 cm
LED bulb IP65 G4 12V DC 8x1W / energy class G / lumen 600 / K 2700 / CRI 80

Ø 70 cm
LED bulb IP65 12V DC 16x1W / energy class G / lumen 1200 / K 2700 / CRI 80

Ø 100 cm
LED bulb IP65 12V DC 20x1W / energy class G / lumen 1500 / K 2700 / CRI 80

Power supply

resin-bonded 12V 220-240 IP67 not-dimmable transformer (110V available on request) housed in black cylindrical box


sphere Ø 50/70/100 cm,
box Ø 5×20 cm,
12V cable 450 cm,
230V cable (EU or CH) 200 cm

Order code

F5IPLØ 50 cm
F7IPLØ 70 cm
F10IPLØ 100 cm