Design by Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen, 2009.
It's easy to see why FLOS' Kelvin LED Lamp has been so well received. This new vision in LED technology is sleek and functional with a versatile design that, above all, provides an ample spread of direct light in a thoughtfully engineered, energy efficient design. Features a double pantograph arm and swiveling head. The body is cast aluminum alloy. The adjustable head is produced in die-cast aluminum with an injection-molded metalacrylate diffuser. The desktop base mirrors the head's trim square shaping in ABS plastic.
Kelvin LED's structure is achieved with a square tube in extruded aluminum alloy with steel compensation springs and injection molded slides operating from inside. The external anchors are steel cables. Kelvin's ON/OFF switch is electronic and has optical operation located in the head. Toggle the light on/off by lightly touching the sensor once for maximum light, again for a minimum illumination at 70% and a third time to turn the unit off again. Supplied with a 6-ft. power cord. Select Black, Anthracite or White.
Simple assembly required to attach the lamp to base.
Bulbs: 30 X 0.29W LED lamps/8.7W total (included)
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It's just right
By: Stanley, Homeowner (San Francisco)
I've been on the hunt for a desk/task light for several weeks. This one works in many ways: it's modern design, sleek looks without being over the top, solid base, and two-level lighting makes it perfect for my home office. The lighting is warmer than my previous CFL desk lamp and is also warmer than another LED lamp that I was considering. I'm very happy with the Kelvin LED Table Lamp and would not hesitate to add another one when needed.
Designer: Antonio Citterio
Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950. He graduated in architecture from the Politecnico of Milan. Since 1972 he has worked in the field of industrial design as a designer and consultant. He works with many manufacturers such as Ansorg, Arclinea, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Hackman, Inda, Kartell, Tre-P&Tre-Piu, Valli & Valli and Vitra. In 1999 he became art director for Brionvega.
In 1981 he began working on architecture and interiors, establishing a multi-disciplinary architecture and design studio with experience ranging from architecture to corporate design, comprising total creative directing for a mixed range of international clients.
Antonio Citterio received the Golden Compass Award in 1987 and 1995. He lives and works in Milan.View other products by Antonio Citterio
Designer: Toan Nguyen
Born in Paris, 1969.
Toan Nguyen graduated with honors in Industrial Design at ENSCI-Les Ateliers, Paris, in 1995. In 1998, after professional experiences in several design offices in Paris, Barcelona and Milan, he began his collaboration with Antonio Citterio. Since 2000, he managed the design department of Antonio Citterio, becoming design partner in 2004 and working with international companies such as: Alfa Romeo, Arclinea, Artemide, ATM, Aubrilam, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Brionvega, Flos, Fusital, Guzzini, Iittala, JCDecaux, Kartell, Metalco, Simon Urmet, Skantherm, Technogym, Urmet Domus, Valli&Valli, Vitra, Wall, Zegna Sport. Toan Nguyen has been design assistant professor at the Domus Academy-Milan (2000) and the Mendrisio Architecture Academy-Switzerland (2000-2001) and jury member for the IF product design award 2009 in Hannover. In 2008, Toan Nguyen launched Â his own design office based in Milan, with a branch office in Paris, collaborating with leading international companies based in Italy, the United States, Germany and Spain.View other products by Toan Nguyen
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