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Pair of Sciuko Table Lamps by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, 1966

$1,672.86per set

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A pair of Sciuko lamps designed in 1966 by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and produced by the Italian lighting manufacturer Flos. The lamp consists of a enameled metal body with two gears which allow the bracket to lock into different positions. The lamp can therefore be used as a table lamp and as a wall lamp. The reflector of pressed opalglass offers concentrated light. The pieces are in very good vintage condition with minor signs of usage. Rare set. This modern lamp is described in the 'Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000' by Giuliana Gramigna (page 129) and 'The adventure of design: Gavina' by Virgilio Vercelloni (page 47).

Details

  • Creator
    Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni (Designer),Flos (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.27 in. (21 cm)Diameter: 8.27 in. (21 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    EnameledMetal
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Both lamps have minor, but not disturbing, signs of usage (see pictures).
  • Seller Location
    Rotterdam, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2839316679951

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    Ships From: Rotterdam, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About Flos (Manufacturer)

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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