Flos Lighting

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Ferrious are pleased to be able to offer the discerning contemporary furniture buyer an impressive range of designer lamps, pendants and other lighting solutions from the Italian firm Flos. Flos are among one of the most widely known and respected lighting brands with a distinguished history.

Flos: Italian Flair; Worldwide Appeal
Flos lighting was named by renowned designer Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, and inspired by Dino Gavina’s single-minded drive for Italian interior design supremacy.

It was Gavina who introduced the Castiglioni brothers and Tobia Scarpa to Arturo Eisenkeil’s innovative ‘cocoon’ technique. By spraying resin on a frame, a nebulous effect was created that would revolutionise the art of lamp design, and Achille and Pier Giacomo’s designs were soon to be produced by Eisenkeil’s company, Cocoon International.

Flos was born in Merano, South Tyrol, and its new plaque, with its iconic widely-spaced typeface, designed by Heinz Waibl, would come to symbolise the cutting edge of creative lamp design. Once the genie was out of the bottle, Flos just had to keep on delivering.

When the entrepreneurial Sergio Gandini took the helm from the more visionary Gavina, Flos moved into the realm of mass production. Gandini and his wife, Piera, were furniture designers from Brescia, an area noted for its metal manufacturing expertise. It wasn’t long before the company relocated to Brescia and proceeded to take on the capricious US market – their gateway to the world.

Flos Taccia Floor LampIlluminated Designers
Today, Flos lighting can boast designs from some of the most illustrious names in the industry. How many lighting brands can list Philippe Starck, Rodoflo Dordoni and Patricia Urquiola among their contributors? Even Moooi‘s ingenious creator Marcel Wanders is featured, with his chrysalis cocoon design.

Philippe Starck brings us the unmistakeable lounge, bedside and table gun lamps, which feature various types of firearm pointing up at the shade. These can be gold-plated for added impact.

Those familiar with the style of Patricia Urquiola will marvel at her Tatou lamps, one of the more recent additions to the Flos catalogue. Available in pendant, table or floor lamp versions, Urquiola has created a polycarbonate shade which could almost have been woven from fabric.

If you prefer a more traditional design, Ferrious based in Manchester stock the legendary Arco lamps, created in 1962 from the luminous minds of Achille and Pier Giacoma Castiglioni. The Arco lamps, with their unmistakeable satin-finished steel telescopic stems, have an attractive marble effect and are operated by a convenient foot-pedal.

From 1973, there is the 265 wall light. With its long, adjustable steel arm, Paolo Rizzatto’s invention is perfect for lighting up the dinner table at a suave party.

Lighting for Everybody
The extensive Ferrious Flos lighting range encompasses every area of the home. Lighting connoisseurs will discover lamps for floors, walls, tables and ceilings. For those with a taste for quality but with less of a budget, Ferrious stock Achille Castiglioni’s affordable Lampadina, a naked, sandblasted bulb with a base that functions as a handy cable-tidy.

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