Fil de Fer Ovale

Fil de Fer Ovale

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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.

I can’t believe what I’ve done so far... It looks like a miracle.

Enzo Catellani

The making of

I can’t believe what I’ve done so far... It looks like a miracle.

Enzo Catellani

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Available versions

  • aluminium wire anodized in gold
  • natural aluminium wire



pendant lamp

Materials and colours

natural aluminium wire squeezed sphere with nickel base or anodized in gold colour with gold coloured-plated base

Light source

Ø 70 cm
LED bulb G4 12V DC 20x1,5W / energy class A+ / lumen 3000 / K 2700 / CRI 85

Ø 110 cm
LED bulb G4 12V DC 26x1,5W / energy class A+ / lumen 3900 / K 2700 / CRI 85

Power supply

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


squeezed sphere
Ø 70 x H 30 cm, 8 Kg
Ø 110 x H 50 cm, 17 Kg

base Ø 21 x H 10,5 cm,
susp. cable 170 cm
to be cut to size

Order code

F7SVLØ 70 cm / aluminium
F7SVLGØ 70 cm / gold
F11SVLØ 110 cm / aluminium
F11SVLGØ 110 cm / gold