The Arco Floor Lamp was one of the first lamps designed in 1962 by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for the newly formed Flos – that it is still in production a half-century later is a testament to Arco floor lamp’s absolute timelessness and popularity.
The form of a street lamp was the Castiglioni Brothers’ inspiration for Arco floor lamp. A brilliant design that features a rectilinear marble base with a backside groove into which a rectilinear stainless steel channeled, arched telescoping rod is affixed. The Arco floor lamp’s power cord is actually concealed within this channel. These channels are adjustable and lock into place when the desired arc of the lamp is achieved. The Arco floor lamp culminates in a polished stainless steel hemispherical hood that will pivot atop a perforated round steel plate.
FLOS Catalog 2021
Achille + Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
In 1938, brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo created the Castiglioni Studio, after a few years of collaboration they were joined by a third brother, Achille, in 1944. By 1952 the designs from the studio were helmed by Pier and Achille. As industrial designers, the brothers pushed the limits of design and materials. Receiving a collective achievement of 9 Compasso d'Oro awards. It is believed that over the course of their careers Achille and Pier created over 150 products. Castiglioni Studio had design relationships with Flos, Zanotta, Alessi, and many more. Over the course of their career as design collaborators, the aesthetics of their designs were so in-line with one another, that there was never a clear delineation between the stylistic approaches of either brother.
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