The FLOS Story
Brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and Tobia Scarpa began the FLOS venture in 1962 in Merano, northern Italy, creating contemporary lighting fixtures with artistic verve. Experimenting in new techniques, they made design history with their unique cocoon-like fixtures created by spraying resin over a steel structure.Read More
The FLOS partnership soon acquired the talents of Sergio Gandini, who moved the company to Brescia in 1964. The first FLOS lighting store opened in Milan just four years later. FLOS acquired Arteluce in 1974 and is currently run by Sergio's son.
Why We Love FLOS Lighting
FLOS offers a structurally creative alternative to the every day suspension. Going beyond mere function, FLOS light fixtures are high concept, quality Italian lighting fixtures that really serve as works of art, some of which have even become icons in the contemporary lighting field. From iconic FLOS pendants lights like the Glo-Ball Suspension to notoriously unique pieces like the Bedside Gun Table Lamp, the company's products are found all over the globe. The company is built upon the strong concepts of international designers Patricia Urquiola, Paolo Rizzatto, Philippe Starck and many more as well, giving it a unique and iconic history.
Fun Facts About FLOS
FLOS has joined the past with the present, lighting holy sights in Italy like the Church Castelferretti, the Duomo Cremona, and the Basilica S. Clemente with modern suspensions and pendants. FLOS' products are commonly featured in television and movies as well. Keep an eye out and you'll likely notice a few familiar designs.
Noteworthy Lighting from FLOS
The Miss K Lamp is FLOS' most popular table lamp, both for its function and its beautiful aesthetic. And the Castiglioni's Arco Floor Lamp is an iconic piece of modern design with noticeable mid-century flair. It's even featured in the Museum of Modern Art in New York! And Marcel Wander's Skygarden Suspension features elaborate floral design in its shade that will have you and your guests gazing at the ceiling. Finally, as part of FLOS architectural lighting assortment, the Aim collection offers unmatched versatility and stunning forms you'll love.
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Deconstructed to minimal components, the Intueri Bullarum T3 Floor Lamp is a confidently poised structure on two axes of adjustability. A perfect example of Intueri’s modular design system, handcrafted joints, rods and hand-blown glass diffusers make up the “T” structure, ...
A dramatic blend of suspension and natural materials, the Cerno Fons Floor Lamp references fundamental engineering techniques and morphs them into a warm and inviting light fixture. A long-reaching cantilever arm resembling those used in bridge construction exposes the structural ...
Like a tree trunk warped and bent from the wind, the Arturo Alvarez Gea Floor Lamp is a sinuous body characterized by organic curves and lines. The groundbreaking Painted Stainless Steel Mesh developed by Alvarez, is enhanced by scintillating and ...
The FLOS Lounge Gun Floor Lamp: provocative, ostentatious, thoughtful and symbolic. The aluminum lamp--shaped like an M-16-- is finished in gold or chrome, symbolizing the relationship between money and war. The lamp shade's interior features silk-screened crosses, symbolizing lives lost. ...
With a design vaguely reminiscent of a caterpillar's cocoon, the Mayuhana Yugami Floor Lamp by Yamagiwa brings a level of warmness to contemporary interior living areas. The floor lamp is constructed from spindles of Fiberglass and Aluminum, forming a shade ...