Designer: Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
ARCO Floor lamp by Flos
Diffuser chrome swivel, a steel modal arch and a base in marble from Carrara . Flos produces it successfully since 1962 when the hand of Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni have thought one of the most famous made in Italy design icon. Among its strengths definitely the rigor of the lines and the careful use of materials. Positioned anywhere, in any environment. A final advantage: even if it weighs 65 kg, the Arco lamp can be easily moved thanks to a hole on a marble base.
"We were thinking about a lamp that shines light onto a table. They already existed, but you had to walk round them. To leave enough space around the table, the base had to be at least two meters away. Which was how the idea for Arco came into being. We wanted to make it with commercially available parts and we found that curved steel angle iron worked perfectly well. Then there was the problem of the counterweight: a heavy weight was needed to support it all. Our first thought was concrete, but then we chose marble because the same weight took up less space, and also because we could obtain a better finish for a lower cost. In Arco nothing is decorative: even the beveled corners on the base have a function, which is not to hurt us; even the hole isn’t a flight of fantasy, but to make it easier to lift the base.” Achille Castiglioni (interview for Ottagono, 1970)
Included light source.
Arco: 70W E27 HSGSA
Arco Led: 1 MULTICHIP LED 2700K 2068lm CRI 93 - 28W
Dimensions [ cm ]: L 23,5 x P 224 x H 240