FLOS Limited Edition Toio Lamp in Matte-Black, 1stdibs Exclusive For Sale
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FLOS Limited Edition Toio Lamp in Matte-Black, 1stdibs Exclusive

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In 2019, FLOS USA introduces a limited-edition matte-black version of the global design icon, Toio designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for FLOS in 1962. Toio’s steel base is rendered in a dark embossed finish and the visible transformer is also painted black in a special global run of 2,500 pieces. The matte-black design is available along with the lamp’s signature glossy black and red finishes. The 1962 Toio light surprises with its unexpected design. Italian duo Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni had a 300-watt car headlight shipped from the United States, which they joined with parts of a fishing rod to form a functional floor lamp. One of the duo’s experiments with readymade objects, Toio has become a design classic thanks to its surprising material juxtaposition and striking industrial appearance. The fixture’s form is composed of a nickel-plated brass hexagonal stem that uses fishing rod rings to guide the electrical cord from the bulb to the transformer. A cleat on the base, similar to those found on ships, keeps the cord neatly coiled when the lamp’s height is adjusted. Inspiration: Ingenious inventors Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni affixed a car headlight to parts of a fishing rod to form Toio, a playful floor lamp named after the word “toy.” This item is exclusively offered through 1stdibs and FLOS and is only available in the United States and Canada.

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  • Creator
    Flos (Manufacturer),Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni (Designer)
  • Production Type
    Limited Edition
  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • In the Style Of
  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 76.77 in. x W 6.69 in. x D 6.69 in.H 195 cm x W 17 cm x D 17 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    FU761030
  • Reference Number
    LU3785113479172
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About Flos (Manufacturer)

Founded by Sergio Gandini in 1962 in Merano Italy, FLOS has revolutionized the art of lighting by honoring tradition while embracing innovation.


FLOS is, above all else, about craftmanship, and as a result the brand has cultivated long and successful partnerships with some of the world’s most renowned lighting artists. Working with icons such as the Castiglioni Brothers , Tobia Scarpa, Philippe Starck and Antonio Citterio, among others, FLOS has earned the respect of the industry while growing its offerings to include residential, commercial, and custom-made concept-based products.


An award winning institution in its own right, FLOS has earned worldwide recognition as the leader in the field.


Today, Sergio’s grandson Piero Gandini sits at the helm, holding fast to the values and ideas established by his grandfather while moving confidently into the future.

About The Maker

For over 50 years, FLOS has sought to illuminate the human experience by offering finely crafted pieces by the world’s most beloved artists. We do it by remaining true to our core values. We believe that light is more than just a basic need, it is a living substance that helps us express and explore new ideas and emotions. It makes sense of the past, it brightens our present, and it lends brilliance to the future. We align ourselves with the masters of design. From legends to new talents, we are proud to work with artists who are tuned into cultural conversation, who look to better their work by making it sustainable and beautiful, and who demand nothing less than excellence. We believe that provocation is a necessary element of evolution. We embrace the revolutionary spirits of our designers—we encourage them to seek out new poetic notions of functionality while staying ahead of the latest technological advancements. We believe in experimentation. It is how we have discovered the most influential and iconic elements of our work. No effort is wasted. We trust our intuition. We have confidence in our work and the work of our partners. We have fun. We offer pieces that are serious about their sense of playfulness and irony. We know our place. FLOS stands at the meeting point of art and design, of craftsmanship and industry, of limited editions and large scale manufacturing, and of the individual and the collective imagination. It is a unique space, and it is where we work best.

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