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FLOS (ITALY)

Imaginative lighting is a longtime hallmark of modern Italian design. Following in the footsteps of innovative companies such as Artemide and Arteluce, the company FLOS brought a fresh aesthetic philosophy to the Italian lighting field in the 1960s, one that would produce several of the iconic floor, table and pendant lamp designs of the era.

FLOS — Latin for “flower” — was founded in the northern town of Merano in 1962 by Cesare Cassina (of the famed Cassina furniture-making family) and Dino Gavina, a highly cultured businessman who believed that artistic ideas espoused in postwar Italy could inform commercial design. The two enlisted brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni as their first designers. Even before FLOS was formally incorporated, the Castiglionis gave the firm one of its enduring successes with the Taraxacum pendant and associated designs made by spraying an elastic polymer on a metal armature. (George Nelson had pioneered the technique in the United States in the early 1950s.) For other designs, the brothers found inspiration in everyday objects. Suggestive of streetlights, their Arco floor lamp, with its chrome boom and ball-shaped shade sweeping out from a marble block base, has become a staple of modernist decors. Designing for FLOS since 1966, Tobia Scarpa has also been inspired by the commonplace. His folded-metal Foglio sconces resemble a shirt cuff; his carved marble Biagio table lamp looks like a jai alai basket.

In 1973, FLOS purchased Arteluce, the company founded in 1939 by Gino Sarfatti, and it continues to produce his designs. In recent decades, FLOS has contracted work from several noted designers, including Marcel Wanders and Jasper Morrison. As instantly recognizable as they are, many FLOS designs remain accessible. While FLOS lighting is the essence of modernity, its sleek, subtle designs can be used to strike a sculptural note in even traditional spaces. 

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"Arco" Floor Lamp by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, circa 1960s
By Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Achille Castiglioni, Flos, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The lamp is characterized by a suspended spun aluminum pendant attached to an upright slab of Carrara marble with beveled corners via a large, arching arm made of stainless. The ic...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flos

Materials

Carrara Marble, Steel

Smithfield S Pendant Light by Jasper Morrison from Flos 2 Available
By Jasper Morrison, Flos
Located in San Diego, CA
Smithfield S pendant light by Jasper Morrison from Flos Great pair of hanging ceiling lamps in grey enameled metal finish, with plastic diffuser, designed by Jasper Morrison for Fl...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Flos

Materials

Metal

Philippe Starck Miss K Aluminized Silver Table Lamp for Flos
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in Miami, FL
Miss K aluminized silver table or desk lamp designed by Philippe Starck for Flos. Created by innovative design master Philippe Starck, the Miss K table lamp brings a delightful du...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Flos

Materials

Plastic

Italian Midcentury Brass Pendant by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Flos, 1960s
By Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Flos
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous pendant lamp in full brass called "fior di loto" with dark patina and signs of wear, designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa and manufactured by Flos in the early 1960s, Italy. Si...
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flos

Materials

Brass

Flos Diabolo Pendant in Cherry Red by Achille Castiglioni
By Flos, Achille Castiglioni
Located in New York, NY
Pendant light with direct lighting designed by A. Castiglioni, composed of a ceiling rose and diffuser. Body in aluminium with external paint in 3 different colour options (shiny whi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos Diabolo Pendant in White by Achille Castiglioni
By Flos, Achille Castiglioni
Located in New York, NY
Pendant light with direct lighting designed by A. Castiglioni, composed of a ceiling rose and diffuser. Body in aluminium with external paint in 3 different colour options (shiny whi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos Diabolo Pendant in Brown by Achille Castiglioni
By Achille Castiglioni, Flos
Located in New York, NY
Pendant light with direct lighting designed by A. Castiglioni, composed of a ceiling rose and diffuser. Body in aluminium with external paint in 3 different colour options (shiny whi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Biagio Table Light by Tobia Scarpa for FLOS
By Tobia Scarpa, Flos
Located in Vancouver, BC
Designed by Tobia Scarpa in 1968. Table lamp providing direct light. Lamp body carved seamlessly from a single block of Carrara marble. Elegant and unique, this light is a sculptu...
Category

1960s European Vintage Flos

Materials

Carrara Marble

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 3000K LED Floor Lamp in Anthracite by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 2700K LED Floor Lamp in Forest Green by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 2700K LED Floor Lamp in White by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro 2700K LED Suspension Lamp in Anthracite by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translates to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 3000K LED Floor Lamp in Deep Brown by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro 3000K 0-10V LED Ceiling Light in Anthracite by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 0-10V 3000K Floor Lamp in Pale Green by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 2700K LED Floor Lamp in Deep Brown by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro 2700K 0-10V LED Suspension Lamp in Deep Brown by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translates to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 2 2700K LED Floor Lamp in Terracotta by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 0-10V 2700K Floor Lamp in Deep Brown by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 0-10V 2700K Floor Lamp in White by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 0-10V 3000K Floor Lamp in White by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro 2700K LED Suspension Lamp in Terracotta by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translates to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 2700K LED Floor Lamp in Black by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro 2700K 0-10V LED Suspension Lamp in White by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translates to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 3000K LED Floor Lamp in Black by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 3000K LED Floor Lamp in Terracotta by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro 2700K LED Suspension Lamp in Pale Green by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translates to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 2 0-10V 2700K Floor Lamp in Black by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 0-10V 3000K Floor Lamp in Black by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 0-10V 2700K Floor Lamp in Pale Green by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro 2700K LED Suspension Lamp in Forest Green by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translates to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 2700K LED Floor Lamp in Terracotta by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 2 0-10V 2700K Floor Lamp in Deep Brown by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro 2700K 0-10V LED Suspension Lamp in Forest Green by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translates to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 2 2700K LED Floor Lamp in Anthracite by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro 2700K LED Suspension Lamp in Black by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translates to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 3000K LED Floor Lamp in Pale Green by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro 3000K 0-10V LED Ceiling Light in Black by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 2 0-10V 2700K Floor Lamp in Terracotta by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 0-10V 2700K Floor Lamp in Forest Green by Philippe Starc
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 2700K LED Floor Lamp in Anthracite by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 0-10V 3000K Floor Lamp in Anthracite by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro 2700K LED Suspension Lamp in Deep Brown by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translates to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 2 0-10V 2700K Floor Lamp in White by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 2 2700K LED Floor Lamp in Black by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 3000K LED Floor Lamp in Forest Green by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 2 0-10V 2700K Floor Lamp in Anthracite by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 2700K LED Floor Lamp in Pale Green by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 0-10V 3000K Floor Lamp in Forest Green by Philippe
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 2 0-10V 2700K Floor Lamp in Pale Green by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro 2700K 0-10V LED Suspension Lamp in Pale Green by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translates to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 0-10V 3000K Floor Lamp in Terracotta by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro 2700K LED Suspension Lamp in White by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translates to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 3 0-10V 3000K Floor Lamp in Deep Brown by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro Bollard 2 0-10V 2700K Floor Lamp in Forest Green by Philippe
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Flos In Vitro 3000K 0-10V LED Ceiling Light in Terracotta by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Flos
Located in New York, NY
An elegant outdoor lighting collection designed by Philippe Starck, In Vitro (translate to inside glass) modernizes the classic lantern into a contemporary structure. The collection ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

Italian Design Classic Biagio Lamp by Tobia Scarpa, 1960s
By Tobia Scarpa, Flos
Located in Renens, CH
The Biagio lamp is one of Tobia Scarpa’s masterpieces. It has been cut and sculpted by hand from solid Carrara marble, resulting in a seamless piece of design uniquely shaped to natu...
Category

1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flos

Materials

Carrara Marble

Flos Bellhop Floor Lamp in White Body with Grey Diffuser
By Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Flos
Located in New York, NY
Floor lamp with indirect light. Stem in painted aluminium: shiny white, brick, cioko, green. Reflector in shiny opal white and grey blown glass. Electrical cable of 270 cm usable len...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Flos

Materials

Aluminum

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