Table lamp providing indirect and reflected light. Reflector in painted aluminium, gloss white on the inside and matt white on the outside. Directionable diffuser in transparent blown glass. Body in matt black or naturally anodized extruded aluminium. Base in nickel-plated ABS+PC. Electric cable of useful length 190 cm, with dimmer switch for ON/OFF and adjustment of the light flow between 10-100%. Plug-in power supply with interchangeable plugs.
- Aluminum, ABS, PC, Glass
- Height: 19.1 inch
- Base Height: 7.8 inch
- Base Diameter: 5.6 inch
- Diffuser Diameter: 14.7 inch
- 1 x 16W LED 2700K 1290lm CRI92
- Environment Indoor - Dry Location
- UL and cUL listed
After first opening its doors in 1971 Flos acquired brands and opened new a new factory on a path to bring cutting edge creativity to the interior lighting industry. Their later collaborations with Achille Castiglioni in the 80's established Flos in the market by developing a family of lighting, the Brera Series. Later partnerships with contemporary talent including Philippe Starck, Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic, Marc Newson, Piero Lissoni, Marcel Wanders, Patricia Urquiola and many others continued to propel Flos as a leader in modern interior lighting. Pairing with talented design professionals has become a core element of the company's mandate and extends to all areas of its brand including promotional activities and artful photography.
Having received much critical acclaim, Flos is a five time winner of the Compasso d'Oro Industrial Design Award and have secured commissions to illuminate several of Europe's great historical and architectural sites including Venice's Palazzo Grassi and the City of Amsterdam archives.
Today, Flos is a top choice amongst consumers for both private residences and commercial lighting applications. A versatile catalogue paired with a long standing reputation and design history makes Flos products a perfect addition to any space. www.flosusa.com
Flos Taccia Small Table Lamp Designed by:
- Pier Giacomo Castiglioni , 1962
Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Italy, 1913 – 1968
The Italian designer and architect Pier Giacomo Castiglioni is the second of the three Castiglioni brothers. Like his brothers, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni studied architecture at Milan Polytechnic. In 1938 Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and his elder brother, Livio, founded a practice in Milan, which the youngest brother, Achille, joined in 1944. All three Castiglioni brothers were interested in both technology and art.
Until his death in 1968, Pier Giacomo collaborated with his brother, Achille Castiglioni, on numerous designer objects. In a 1957 exhibition in Como, Italy, Achille and Pier Giacomo exhibited their vision of a modern lifestyle; a colorful jumble of styles that incorporated old and new furnishings, instead of uniformly styled interiors. Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni showed many of their designs, including their “readymades,” Mezzadro, a stool consisting of a tractor seat mounted on a substructure and Sella, a telephone stool with a bicycle saddle as a seat.
The two brothers were particularly successful with the lighting they designed for Flos, and Artemide. They playfully explored new possibilities for form, linking technical innovation and minimalist economy of means, to produce highly functional objects that were as aesthetically satisfying as they were practical. Castiglionis designed their Taraxacum Suspension Lamp in 1960 and the Splugen for Flos was launched in 1961. Another Castiglioni design for Flos was the 1962 Arco Floor Lamp, which hangs its head like a flower and is beautifully balanced by a heavy marble base.