Saliscendi - 1957 Suspension Light

L630 x W630 x H3200 x ⌀630 mm - 7kg

Designed in 1957, the next year two unique copies were created for the Milan Chamber of Commerce. Today, the Saliscendi finally emerges as an adjustable dual-emission metal lamp re-engineered with dimmable LED light sources. The luminous body and reflective disc slide silently along the cables, ensuring perfectly modulated lighting. Travelling in the opposite direction, the two elements diffuse more direct or indirect light depending on the distance by which they are separated.

The Saliscendi lamp, designed in 1957 by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for the Milan Chamber of Commerce, combines historicity and innovation. More than sixty years after the creation of the two prototypes, installed in the Sala della Giunta, Stilnovo chooses to give new life to this lamp, resized and reinterpreted for domestic environments, preserving its innovative character and drawing on the archive material and information provided by the heirs of the two great designers.

Re-engineered with LED technology, in 2021 Saliscendi was launched on the market for the very first time in its history, immediately becoming one of the flagship lamps of Stilnovo’s new direction. From an engineering point of view, Saliscendi still impresses and amazes: it is an adjustable dual-emission lamp, whose luminous body and reflector disc slide silently along cables, ensuring perfectly modulated lighting. The two elements, moving in the opposite direction, diffuse more direct or indirect light depending on the distance between them.

  • Category
    Pendant Lights
  • Range
    Interior Stilnovo
  • Brand
  • Designer
    Achille e Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
  • Year
  • Functional features
  • Lighting type
    Direct-indirect light
  • Light bulb type
  • Fitting type
    • Surface-mounted
    • Suspended
    • Ceiling mounted
  • General features
  • Room/Use
  • Type
    Ceiling lights
  • Country of origin
  • Type of use
    Commercial and Residential
  • Package type
    Fragile - handle with care
  • Care and cleaning
    Easy maintenance

Subject to availability – Indent item
Available in different finishes.


Metal body painted in glossy grey-white, ruby red or grass green finishes. PMMA diffusers, double topLED 2700K dimmable light source. Two-tone reflecting parabolic diffuser: white on the interior and painted with the same finish as the lamp body on the exterior. Handle for raising/lowering the metal lamp. Metal wire casing, acetal resin (POM) pulleys, black support cables/conductors.

Saliscendi was selected in the ADI Design Index 2022.

SKU: 9310
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