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Kartell FL/Y Pendant Lamp

Materials: Emerald green translucent acrylic globe lampshade. Chromed metal and some plastic parts. Steel wire. Plastic canopy. Plastic E27 socket.

Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’

Height: 35 cm / 13.77”

Width: ∅ 52 cm / 20.47”

Electricity: 1 bulb  E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. For this setup an opaque globe lamp was used.

Period: 2000s.

Designer: Ferruccio Laviani (born 1960)

Manufacturer: Kartell, Milan, Italy.

Other versions: The Kartell FL/Y pendant lamp was made in several colours, materials and sizes.

Ferruccio Laviani

Pietro Ferruccio Laviani was born in Cremona, near Milan in Italy in 1960. His work mainly focuses on product design, interior design, art direction and graphics. Since 1991, he is the Art Director for Kartell.

Ferruccio Laviani also worked for De Padova, Emmemobili, Flos, Foscarini, Moroso and Society (Limonta).

Often is said that this lamp is one of his early designs for Kartell in the 1990s, but this lamp was designed in 2002 and is in production ever since.


Kartell is an Italian company that produces plastic contemporary furniture. The company, head-quartered in Milan, began manufacturing auto-mobile accessories in 1949. It expanded into home furnishings in 1963. It was founded by Italian chemical engineer Giulio Castelli (1920 – 2006) and his wife and architect Anna Castelli Ferrieri (1918 – 2006). Kartell became well-known due to the work of design’s by her hand.

Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.

Lamps in the movies!

The FL/Y pendant lamp was used as a prop in TripTank, an American animated television series on Comedy Central. The show is made up of various sketches, portrayed by multiple animation styles and writers.

Kartell FLY Pendant Lamp used as a prop in TripTank. Lamps in the movies!