Flos Glo Ball

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Ferrious can now offer the Flos Glo-Ball to its expanding designer lighting collection. Cool and sophisticated, Jasper Morrison’s glowing spheres always make an impact, particularly when arranged in clusters.

Who are Flos?
Flos are a global brand originally conceived in South Tyrol, Italy. The name was invented by the illustrious designer Pier Giacoma Castiglioni who, together with his brother Achille, was responsible for the creation of the Flos Arc lamp and other fine designs such as the Relemme, Toio and Taccia. Flos was the brainchild of Dino Gavina, one of the visionary forces behind the Italian interior design movement that began in the 50s. Gavina and Cesare Cassina also joined forces with Arturo Eisenkeil who had imported a spray-on plastic coating known as ‘cocoon’ from the USA. The Castiglioni brothers and Tobia Scarpa worked on designing the first cocoon lamps: Viscontea, Taraxaacum, Fantasma and Gatto.

In 1994, Flos won the acclaimed Compasso d’Oro for their activity as a lighting company.

The Flos Glo-Ball
Available in a variety of sizes for use in different contexts, the Flos Glo Ball epitomises the simplicity and elegance of contemporary lighting. The diffusers emit a subtle glow courtesy of their composition of externally acid-etched, hand-blown, flashed opaline glass.

Ferrious can offer four varieties of Flos Glo-Ball, designed over a ten year period. The first to be produced were the two ceiling lamps, the C1 and C2, in 1992. At 10 x 13 inches, the C1 is the smaller of the two, with the C2 measuring 14 x 17 inches. Both are attached by a 30% fibreglass, reinforced, injection-moulded polyamide ceiling fitting. The C1and C2 Flos Glo-Ball are ideal for homes where headroom is an issue.

Flos added the 3.4 x 4.4 inch Mini Glo-Ball to their collection in 2002. This discrete, affordable globe is fitted to the wall or ceiling using a white, injection-moulded PPS threaded ring nut. There is also a white, injection-moulded PPS mirror ring for attaching the Glo-Ball to a mirror.

The Glo-Ball Zero, added in 2009, measures 6.3 x 7.5 inches and fits to either ceiling or wall. The threaded ring nut is constructed from die-cast aluminium with an alodine plating finish.

About Jasper Morrison
London-born Jasper Morrison studied in both London and Germany and has exhibited and won prizes all over Europe, including in Italy, France and Belgium. In 1996, his ‘Lima’ chair and ‘Bottle’ bottle rack became part of the permanent collection in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Morrison followed this with a prize for the design of the Hanover tram, and in 2001 he was named Royal Designer for Industry. Two years later he launched Jasper Morrison Ltd. in Paris.

Morrison has designed for many iconic brands such as Alias, Cappellini, Magis and, of course, Flos.

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