Fil de Fer CW Ovale

Fil de Fer CW Ovale

Fil de Fer Ovale 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 I live by what I thought the day before, I will start fearing him, who copies from me.

Fortunato Depero

The making of

Beauty is subjective: you can like what others don’t. But perfection is perfection.

Enzo Catellani

More details

Fil-de Fer ovale
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Available versions

  • aluminium wire anodized in gold
  • natural aluminium wire



ceiling or wall lamp

Materials and colours

natural aluminium wire squeezed sphere with nickel base or anodized in gold matt colour with gold base

Light source

Ø 45 cm
LED bulb G4 12V DC 8x1,5W / energy class A+ / lumen 1200 / K 2700 / CRI 85

Ø 70 cm
LED bulb G4 12V DC 10x1,5W / energy class A+ / lumen 1500 / K 2700 / CRI 85

Power supply

driver 12V DC 240V Triac dimmable


Ø 15×7,5 cm

squeezed sphere
Ø 45, ledge 25 cm

squeezed sphere
Ø 70, ledge 30 cm

Order code

F4PVLØ 45 cm / aluminium
F4PVLGØ 45 cm / gold
F7PVLØ 70 cm/ aluminium
F7PVLGØ 70 cm / gold