Design by Paolo Rizzatto, 1973.
Paolo Rizzato's 265 is a FLOS design classic. The adjustable wall light provides directed illumination with a counterbalanced, painted steel stem and reflector. Mod 265 features a painted steel adjustable arm and reflector with chrome-plated brass reflector support and cast iron tapered counterweight. Provided with 80" power cord.
Material(s): Steel, cast iron
Bulbs: 1 X 75W A19 medium base incandescent lamp (not included)
Designer: Paolo Rizzato
Paolo Rizzatto was born in 1941 in Milan and graduated from Politecnico di Milano University in 1965 with a degree in architecture. In 1978, Rizzatto established Luceplan together with Riccardo Sarfatti.
The designer works in the fields of architecture, design and interior design and continues to develop his experience as an interior lighting designer. He has also taught at various institutions worldwide, including: Columbia University (New York), Politecnico di Milano University (Milan), Cranbrook Art Center (Detroit), Washington University (Saint Louis), Architecture Institute (Moscow), and Architects Association (Saint Petersburg).
Rizzatto has been awarded numerous prizes, including three Compasso d'Oro, Design Plus Ambiente, Red Dot Award Design Innovations, Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum.View other products by Paolo Rizzato
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