This post is related to my post of March 18, 2011, the Parentesi lamp by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù for Flos. The installation of the Parentesi lamp is not unchallenging. I knew I had put the paperwork somewhere and in a fit of cleaning, I finally found it.
The hardest part of the installation for me was that I have a concrete ceiling and had to use a hammer drill while standing awkwardly on a ladder. The next hardest part of the installation is cutting the cable to fit your floor to ceiling height. Be careful as you do this as if you cut too short and the turnbuckle can’t accommodate the distance, you will need to get a new cable.
First, identify which type of ceiling you have. If you want to install the Parentesi lamp in solid ceiling construction, start with 1a and skip 1b. If you want to install the Parentesi lamp in a drop ceiling, skip 1a and start with 1b.
Click above for the Parentesi lamp installation instructions.