Model 1063 Lamp
Model 1063 Lamp
The Model 1063 lamp noted here features a slender aluminum tubular post with a painted finish with a long vertical slit that diffuses light. The minimalist “light tube” post is supported by steel canted braces that connect it to a box that rests on the floor – not only does the box function as the lamp’s weighted base but it also cleverly housed the electromagnetic ballast that supported the original function of Mod 1063’s fluorescent tubular bulb. The fluorescent tube has been replaced with an LED strip; the box form was re-used to conceal the electronics that support the LED function. The original ballast box featured two visible screws; Flos was able to use their footprint to supplant the space they occupied with controls that allow the Model 1063 floor lamp to be dimmed and the color temperature of the LED strip to be adjusted. This editioned lamp is available in a choice of black or white finish.
“Re-lighting” Gino Sarfatti is a project that Flos began in 2012 honoring the 100th anniversary of the designer’s birth year. Sarfatti was one of the most prolific Italian lighting designers of the 20th century – with a career that spanned three decades, the designer created over 600 lamps through his brand Arteluce that was founded in 1939. Flos purchased Arteluce in 1973 and, with that acquisition, all of the rights to produce any of these important designs. However, unlike the plethora of other 20th-century lighting “reissues” by various manufacturers over the past two decades, Flos challenged itself not only to re-create the original forms of the lamps but to integrate – indeed, literally “re-light” – each with contemporary LED illumination technology.
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