Fil de Fer Nuvola

Fil de Fer Nuvola

Fil de Fer nuvola catellani & smith
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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.

When dealing with creativity, mutability and incoherence are the only symptoms you do not need to treat.

Enzo Catellani

The making of

It is not difficult to find something in this world that can be manufactured slightly worse and sold at a lower cost. The true victim of this situation is he who considers only the price.

John Ruskin

More details

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Available versions

  • natural aluminium wire



pendant lamp

Materials and colours

natural aluminium wire structure with nickel base

Light source

mod. A
LED bulb G4 12V DC 24x1,5W / energy class A+ / lumen 3600 / K 2700 / CRI 85

mod. E
LED bulb G4 12V DC 36x1,5W / energy class A+ / lumen 5400 / K 2700 / CRI 85

mod. F
LED bulb G4 12V DC 44x1,5W / energy class A+ / lumen 6600 / K 2700 / CRI 85

Power supply

110V or 240V LED driver 12V DC Triac dimmable


mod. A
120x50xH35 cm ca.
base Ø 21×10,5 cm

mod. E
200x80xH50 cm ca.
base Ø 25×12,5 cm

mod. F
240x140xH50cm ca.
base Ø 25×12,5 cm

suspension cables 170 cm to be cut to size
further dimensions and gold finish available on request

Order code

FNVALmod. A / 120x50x35 cm
FNVELmod. E / 200x80x50 cm
FNVFLmod. F / 240x140x50 cm