Fil de Fer

Fil de Fer

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.

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

  • aluminium wire anodized in gold
  • natural aluminium wire



pendant lamp

Materials and colours

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

Light source

Ø 50 cm
LED bulb G4 12V DC 12x1,5W / energy class A+ / lumen 1800 / K 2700 / CRI 85

Ø 70 cm
LED bulb G4 12V DC 18x1,5W / energy class A+ / lumen 2700 / K 2700 / CRI 85

Ø 100 cm
LED bulb G4 12V DC 24x1,5W / energy class A+ / lumen 3600 / K 2700 / CRI 85

available on request version with mains voltage halogen bulbs

Power supply

driver 12V DC 110V or 240V Triac dimmable


sphere Ø 50 cm,
weight 7 Kg
sphere Ø 70 cm,
weight 14 Kg
sphere Ø 100 cm,
weight 25 Kg
base Ø 21 x H 10,5 cm,
susp. cable 170 cm
to be cut to size

Order code

F5SLØ 50 / aluminium
F5SLGØ 50 / gold
F7SLØ 70 / aluminium
F7SLGØ 70 / gold
F10SLØ 100 / aluminium
F10SLGØ 100 / gold