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Catellani & Smith Turciù Soffitto 16

Materials: 16 adjustable long brass goosenecks. Round metal ceiling mount. 16 galvanised metal (iron) E14 sockets.

Height: 90 – 160 cm / 35.43 x 62.99”

Ceiling Mount: ∅ 7 x 11 cm / 2.75 x 4.33”

Electricity: 16 bulbs E14, 16 x 20 watt maximum, 110/220 volt. Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1980s until now.

Designer: Enzo Catellani  in 1989.

Manufacturer: Catellani & Smith, Italy.

Other versions: This Catellani & Smith Turciù Soffitto 16 exists in several versions. They are made in brass or nickel-plated metal (iron) and are made in several models. Made with 36, 21, 16, 9 and 5, 3 and 2 goose-neck tubes.  From model 9 until 2 these lamps are sold as wall lamps. Model 9 is made in both versions, as a ceiling lamp or wall lamp. Also floor lamps exists, they are named Sottovento 15 and 16 and Albero della Luce. All these lamps are still in production (2019).

Catellani & Smith

Enzo Catellani & Logan Smith founded their company in 1989. Their first lamps were this Turciù ceiling lamp series and the Albero della Luce floor lamp.

Over the years many other lamps were made, such as the Luci d’Oro, Stchu-Moon, Lucenera, Fil de Fer, Luna nel Pozzo and many others. All lighting made in a high quality.

The complete history of the company can be found on their website. Also catalogues are available for download.

In The Netherlands these lamps are sold by Artimeta.

Catellani & Smith Turciù Soffitto 16 – 1989 catalogue picture

Catellani & Smith Turciù Soffitto 16 pendant lamp flush mount design: Enzo Catellani 1989 1990s 16 E14 sockets

Links (external links open in a new window)

Catellani & Smith website

History of the company

Artimeta website


Goose-neck lamps

Many thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.