Flos Gatto Table Lamp

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The Flos Gatto Table Lamp is not only an attractive, organic-looking object of art in its own right, it also provides a glimpse into the history of Flos itself. When the Castiglioni brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo, designed the original Flos Gatto Table Lamp in 1960, Flos as a company did not yet exist. The cocoon technique used in its production had been imported into Italy from the USA through Arturo Eisenkeil, and he had been introduced to the Castiglionis, and another designer Tobia Scarpa, by Flos’s visionary founder Dino Gavina. Only in 1962 did Pier Giacomo name the new company Flos. Flos have since become a worldwide lighting giant showcasing the work of many iconic designers, from Philippe Starck and Marcel Wanders to Patricia Urquiola and Rodolfo Dordoni.

However, Flos will always be chiefly associated with the Castiglionis of Milan, and they launched a re-edition of the Gatto lamp in 2005 as part of a larger cocoon range.

The hot air balloon-shaped Flos Gatto Table Lamp is constructed from a white powder coated inner steel frame onto which the polymer resin diffuser – the cocoon – is actually sprayed. The design is then finished off with a transparent protective spray.

Ferrious can supply both the large Gatto lamp (56 x 35cm), and the smaller 900g ‘piccolo’ version (30 x 19cm). A dimmer switch is included on the 180cm cable, and the lamp takes a 60W bulb.

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