Bibliotheque Nationale Floor LampPrice: $1,995.00
Design by Phillippe Starck.
The Bibliotheque National Floor Lamp from FLOS features a chrome-plated body with a transparent, plissé cloth, aluminum bronze, or fumée shade. Innovative design combines lighting with a small library consisting of three shelves on which to display and store books. A USB outlet, sensibly placed on the base of the lamp, enables most smartphones and tablets to be conveniently recharged. Provides ambient, diffused light. Multiple finishes available to suit an array of spaces and design needs.
Transparent shade shown.
- Resistive dimmer wired on cord for 0-100% light adjustment
- Cord length at 79.13"
Material(s): Chrome-plated die-cast zinc, die-stamped PC, PVC fabric, die-stamped methacrylate
Dimensions: Overall: 15.75"D X 59"H
Bulbs: 1 X 150W 120V E26 (medium base) BT-15 frosted halogen lamp (not included)
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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".View other products by Philippe Starck
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