Designed by Achille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1962, the Arco lamps timeless elegance keeps it as modern now as when it was first conceived. Possibly hundreds of thousands of this original lamp have been sold all over the world since 1962.
The base of the lamp is a white marble parallelepiped with rounded corners weighing about 65 kg. A hole runs through the centre serving to fix the vertical stem supporting the curved stem of the lamp and also provides a space to insert, for example, a simple broomstick so the lamp can be easily moved.
The arched stem is made of three pieces of stainless steel which can telescope one into the other and which conceal the wiring. This gives a wider span to the arc and enables the light to be set at three different heights, satisfying the need for direct light on a table without having to fix it to the ceiling.
The reflector is made of two pieces: a fixed dome, perforated to facilitate cooling the socket (for a 100 watt opal glass bulb) and a swivelling aluminium ring on the dome for adjusting the position of the reflector according to the height of the third section of the stem. The maximum horizontal distance of the light from the base is 2 m and the arc is 2.5 m high.
In all the many years that Arco has been produced by Flos, the only change made was in the electrical system in order to conform to current norms. foot switch on power cord. See more Flos floor and standard lamps
H 232. W 220. Shade Diameter 32. Base Width 24 cm
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Flos are a long respected and established Italian lighting company. They provide a vast selection of high quality, innovative and even amusing lighting designed to enhance any environment. Providing many an architect’s final focus for interior punctuation, you will already be familiar with many of their designs as their genius collaborations with great designers has led the way for decades. Flos’ superb range contains the most simple of lights all the way to luxurious decorative pieces.
Flos have the courage to be daring and provocative, yet uphold the fundamental principles of design. Their many years of collaborations launched iconic designs such as Pier Giacomo Castiglioni’s classic Arco Lamp in the 1960′s, seen in many exclusive interiors and on luxury film sets. Flos continue to set trends in 2015 with designer Michaal Anastassiades and the IC range of lamps. Seemingly never to fail with collaborations, the list has all the designers of the moment: Philippe Starck, Ron Gilad, the Bouroullec brothers, Piero Lissoni, Antonio Citterio and Patricia Urquiola to name a few.