Design by Antonio Citterio with Oliver Löw, 1998.
The multi-light Lastra 8 is as much design as it is engineering. The lamp body is formed by a rectangular 0.6" transparent tempered glass sheet. Eight pressed glass diffusers with high-temperature resistant white finish operate from within. Power for the fixture is distributed to the light sources through two silkscreening processes: deposition of a highly conductive silver paste, followed by deposition of a protective ceramic paint, with an electronic transformer is secured to the sheet.
Lastra features an injection-molded transparent polycarbonate UL-94 V2 diffuser support and white PPS UL-94 VO lamp holder with aluminum attachment grid. It is suspended from four steel suspension cables and four mechanical, die-cast, polished aluminum ceiling fittings, with built in quick adjustment cord. The 30% fiberglass reinforced polyamide UL-94 V2 wired ceiling fitting is painted gray, injection molded poylcarbonate UL-94 V2 canopy.
Material(s): Glass, aluminum
Dimensions: 47.2" L X 19.7" W
Bulbs: 8 X 35W 12V MR-11 GU24 halogen lamps (included)
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: Glen Oliver Low
Prior to 1985 Glen Oliver Löw (Leverkusen Germany, 1959) studies design in the Industrial Design faculty of Wuppertal University.
In 1986 he receives the "Master of Design" award from the Domus Academy in Milan for his design study for a compact car.
Starting since 1987 he staff member at Antonio Citterio studio in Milan. As of 1990 he was his partner in design, involved in producing office furniture for Vitra and also numerous products for companies Ansorg, Bieffe, Flos, Kartell, MaxData, Olivetti, Synthesis and Vitrashop.
Glen Low started his collaboration with Antonio Citterio in 1987. Together they have created among other things, the storage system Mobil for Kartell. In 1995 they were awarded the Compasso d'Oro prize for this work. Mobil is a part of the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.View other products by Glen Oliver Low
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