Design by Philippe Stark.
The Archimoon K Table Lamp provides the best of direct and diffused light with a fully-articulating aluminum arm. Features a grey painted die-cast aluminum diffuser support, with injection-molded polycarbonate shade (vacuum aluminized inside) and acid- etched pressed glass internal diffuser. Grey painted assembly composed of extruded aluminum arms, steel tie rods, stainless steel springs, and 50% fiberglass reinforced, injection-molded polyamide joints. Grey painted lead-weighted die-cast Zamak base. Wall fitting with galvanized pressed steel bracket covered in gray painted ABS. Grey painted die-cast aluminum clamp.
Material(s): Aluminum, polycarbonate
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Most functional and handsome table lamp; durability leaves a lot to be desired.
By: PhilippeStarckFan, Homeowner (somewhere in CA)
For design, light output, convenience and overall aesthetics on the scale from 1 to 5 I'd give this lamp 6 - no kidding. However, for implementation and durability - barely 2. Our first Archimoon K literally disintegrated after 5 years in a non-abusive household (starting with coating flaking off from inside of the shade to the cord snapping inside the arm). Why did I just buy the second Archimoon K then? Because it's still the most functional and handsomest by far table lamp in this price range.
Designer: Philippe Starck
Born in Paris in 1949, he is one of the most original and creative designers of our time. He has obtained many important acknowledgements such as the Grand Prix National de la Création industrielle and the Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects, he considers himself as "a Japanese architect, an American art director, a German industrial designer, a French artistic director, an Italian furniture designer".
Philippe Starck on his Broom Chair design:
FLOS was founded in 1962 are the Italian Lighting Specialists. The very same year FLOS began producing a number of lamps that were to become classics in Italian industrial design. These first lamps were Arco, Relemme, Toio and Taccia — all designed by Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni. As a tangible proof of FLOS Lighting's timeless design and technical excellence, these lamps continue to be produced today.
It all started with cocoon . . .
In 1959 Arturo Eisenkeil from Merano, an importer of cocoon — a spray-on plastic coating produced in the United States - was tracking down possible applications for this new material. He joined forces with Dino Gavina and Cesare Cassina and set up a company to produce lighting fixtures. This marked the beginning of the long-standing association in the area of design with the Castiglioni brothers and Tobia Scarpa. The first cocoon lamps ever created were the offspring of this collaboration: Viscontea, Taraxacum and Gatto by the Castiglioni brothers and Fantasma by Scarpa.
FLOS moved from Merano to the province of Brescia in 1964: At first to Nave and then to the current premises in Bovezzo. Sergio Gandini became chairman of FLOS in 1965. In 1974, the company became the owner of Arteluce — one of the key Italian companies in the industrial design sector. Gino Sarfatti, an industrialist and designer, is the founder of Arteluce. Several models designed by Sarfatti himself have been incorporated into the product range.
From the very outset, FLOS has been characterized by its high-quality approach to lamp design and production. Many of the numerous lamps designed for the company, first by Achille and Piergiacomo, are undoubtedly some of FLOS Lighting's best-known and most successful products of industrial design. They have won awards and historical critical accolades, and are included in all the most important collections and design museums around the world.View other products from Flos