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Fil-de Fer

Fil de Fer CW Ovale

Fil de Fer Ovale catellani smith
The light

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.

Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.

Lord Chesterfield

The making of

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

More details

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Available versions

  • aluminium wire anodized in gold
  • natural aluminium wire


Materials and colours

natural aluminium wire squeezed sphere with metal nickel base or aluminium wire squeezed sphere anodized in gold colour with shiny 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 / aluminium
F4PVLGØ 45 / gold
F7PVLØ 70 / aluminium
F7PVLGØ 70 / gold

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