Taccia Table Lamp
FLOS was established in 1962 by the Italian industrialists. In 1974, the company became the owner of Arteluce -- one of the major players in the lighting design sector. From the very beginning, FLOS has been characterized by its high-quality approach to modern design and lighting production.
Born in Milan in 1918, Achille Castiglioni started working as an architect and designer with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo in 1938. One of the great masters of Italian design, he was a founding member of ADI in the fifties. The long list of awards he has received include eight Compassi d'Oro. His activity as a designer is an unmistakable blend of simplicity, irony and fun and its shows his close interest in the way objects are used, in the potential offered by technology and in the use of new materials.View other products by Achille Castiglioni
Pietro Maria Castiglioni, known as Piero, was born in Lierna (Lecco) in 1944. After graduating in architecture in 1970, he worked with his father Livio in Via Presolana from 1973-1979, mainly specializing in lighting design. In 1968 and 1973 he was asked to work for both 14th and 15th "Triennale di Milano". In 1972 he carried out design work with Ugo La Pietra for the exhibition entitled "Italy: the new domestic landscape" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Along with his father, he created several lighting designs for public or private art galleries, temporary exhibitions, show rooms, offices, hotels and houses both in Italy and in foreign countries. They often designed special execution lights made by craftsmen, eventually resulting in the creation of the "Scintilla" system, manufactured by FontanaArte. Piero continued working on interior and outdoor lighting design following his father's death in 1979.View other products by Piero Castiglioni