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For over 50 years Flos have been innovators in lighting design. Connecting with masters of design, discovering new talents, commanding high technical and technological status, and staying tuned into mass culture, means that Flos have remained at the cutting edge. The company has worked with many of the world's best design gurus to produce a range of lighting that includes such design classics as the Arco floor light, the 2097 chandelier, and the K-Tribe range. Designers who have collaborated with Flos include Philippe Starck, Achille Castiglioni, Gino Sarfatti and Antonio Citterio. Contact us for showroom offers
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Elle Decoration UK September Features
11 August 2015
Another month…another Elle Decoration magazine, featuring stunning lighting and furniture available on our website. September’s issue saw smart shopping tips, new trends and dream modern interiors. A theme of oceanic blue shades dressed the walls of Elle décor’s homes, which meant monochromatic details from the lighting and furnishing within. Here are six most wanted items featured this month:
|Tags:||Elle Decor, Elle Decoration UK, Flos, interiors, lighting, Light Years, Moooi, Vibia|
New from Flos – Copycat
4 August 2015
Copycat – Two orbs touching, the smaller residing in the shadows behind the other like a copycat. The idea behind Michael Anastassiades newest addition to his Flos collaboration, mimicking orbs but the smallest covered in a precious metallic finish while the other is much larger in size.
Made from blown opal diffused glass, the table lamp creates a very soft glow for a relaxing effect. A touch of luxury added with the metal orb coated in a section of finishes: copper, polished aluminium, black nickel and 24 carat gold.
Michael Anastassiades is known for his best selling IC collection, the metallic theme continues with Copycat as does the contemporary design which has proved to be very popular.
|Tags:||Copycat, design, Flos, lamp, lighting, metallic, table|
17 July 2015
Easy to Install Lighting for Maximum Effect.
Beautiful lighting can sometimes be complicated to install, requiring an electrician and the extra cost on top. Here are some simple suggestions which create impact to your interiors without the trouble of installation, the solution is plug ins! All of these lighting options, yes even the suspensions, do plug into the wall. This will allow you to breathe new life into a room with just a simple lighting accessory.
From left to right:
Anglepoise Type 75 Lamp
Flos String Light Cone Floor
Marset Followme Lamp
Artemide Tolomeo Parete Wall
Gubi Bestlite BL5 Wall
Flos Aim suspension Cable & Plug
Santa & Cole Tripode G5 Floor
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Flos, Gubi, lamp, Lighting, Marset, Plug in, Santa & Cole|
30 June 2015
It’s that time of year again strawberries & cream, freshly cut grass and Wimbledon whites! As the tennis championship starts we take a look at the summery shade which everyone will be sporting, white! A fresh, bright shade which appeals to so many as it blends in well with most interiors. Here are 15 Love -ly lights to suit the season!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Bestlite, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Moooi, Tom Dixon.|
Elle Decoration July Lighting Features
12 June 2015
Elle Decoration July issue is out and we felt it only fair to share with you what’s currently on trend! This month’s issue is taking a relaxed and easy approach to interior style, minimally designed rooms but with a hint of luxe with accessories and lighting.
There is still a very prominent metallic theme reoccurring throughout Elle Décor. This continues to be a popular trend, as a way of simply updating a space without worry of clashing features/colours. Here is our Elle Decoration feature -
5. Gubi Bestlite BL2 table lamp in Chrome & Matt White
|Tags:||Artemide, Elle Decoration, Flos, Gubi, Interiors, Lamp, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Metallic, Minimal, Tom Dixon.|
Brighten up your summer – Exterior lighting!
5 June 2015
It’s that time of year when it’s beginning to warm up and we venture out into our gardens once again! For the summer months our gardens become another room of our house, a space for entertaining and relaxing. Atmospheric lighting creates a more inviting and liveable space for the season, making up for its neglect over the colder months! Here are our favourite picks of exterior lighting sure to liven up any garden!
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Also a wall light from our very own range Light Attack Pad 1, in dark wood finish.
|Tags:||Artemide, Bover, Exterior lighting, Flos, Foscarini, Garden, Kartell, Light Attack, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Oluce, Summer|
Best sellers this month!
11 May 2015
We are starting a new series on the blog showcasing the best sellers for each month, giving customers a view of what’s on trend and which are constant favourites. For the month of April we have seen pale washes of colour or white which match the spring time theme, metallic hints are still popular in brands such as Tom Dixon, Artemide and Flos – a trend seemingly here to stay!
|Tags:||April, Artemide, Flos, furniture, Kartell, lighting, Moooi, popular, Tom Dixon., Trends|
Flos – A Look into Euroluce 2015
6 May 2015
Flos created a beautifully presented display at Euroluce Milan 2015, here is an exclusive look into Flos’ official images from the event by photographer Santi Caleca. Display featured the Tracking magnets and Moonline recess from the professional range, Kelvin table lamp and many new lighting products new to the consumer collection. We can't wait to see more!
|Tags:||2015, decoration, design, Euroluce, exteriors, Flos, interiors, lighting, NEW|
Elle Decoration May Lighting Features
1 May 2015
In case you missed the latest issue of Elle Magazine, here’s a collection of our items featured for the spring trend! The over all theme and feel to the May issue was spring, suggested by its articles there is a light, fresh and airy feel to interiors by bringing the outdoors inside for the improving weather. This included a lighter and paler tone of lighting and accessories as well as more natural elements such as wood, there was also that hint of metallic details for interest. The darker lighting features were of a more minimal and subtle design, which means that these items do not stand out or distract within a space. Have a browse at what’s on trend:
|Tags:||Artemide, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Innermost, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Tom Dixon.|
Flos in Milan! Euroluce 2015
23 April 2015
Euroluce Milan 2015 wouldn't be the same without Flos! Exhibiting a range of unique and interesting new designs for both interiors and exteriors.
|Tags:||2015, Euroluce, Flos, lamps, lighting, metallic, new, suspension|
Elle Decoration April Lighting Features
16 March 2015
Looking through the ELLE Decoration UK April issue we came across a lot of our stocked lights! As seen below there was a fair few from Louis Poulsen, including the Artichoke which was featured in the article “What makes a design classic”. The Louis Poulsen PH2/1 table lamp and Panthella floor lamp were also shown in this months most inspiring homes.
Another very commonly seen item was the Foscarini Twiggy floor lamp, this iconic and well loved design has been seen in yellow, black and red. The twiggy lamp has been a favourite amongst designers and modernists alike, lending itself to any contemporary home.
Flos as a brand really shone within the magazine this month, with many features throughout the inspiring homes section. Shown below are a selection which were popular on our website also, (from left to right) Flos 265 wall light, Flos Kelvin table lamp, Flos Guns floor lamp and the Flos Arco floor lamp.
Finally there was mention of two of our table lamps, the Muuto Wood table lamp and the ever popular Kartell Bourgie in gold. Contrasting in style and design but appeals to a range of interiors as featured within the magazine, modern or edge of rustic styling. All items are available online now.
|Tags:||contemporary, design, Elle Decoration UK, features, Flos, Foscarini, Kartell, lighting, Louis Poulsen, modern, Muuto|
Flos - A light 40 years in the making
5 March 2015
A new addition to a line of designs which first originated in 1972, originally called the Parentesi lamp. This light was changed and developed throughout the decades resulting in the new – “OK” release, where so much has changed.
The fundamental difference between the OK and Parentesi lamps is that technologies have changed and a traditional bulb is no longer needed to illuminate a space. The new OK model uses modern LEDs to light up the flat, adjustable face of the lamp. This is not only brighter but also more energy efficient, the design of the body also allows flexible positioning of the light source, with it’s pivoting head and adjustable length. Because the traditional bulb no longer has an effect on how a lamp is designed to look, the Parentesi lamp still continued to sell until 2012 as people were drawn to the beauty and timelessness of a bulb. Now technology has vastly advanced so designers can create near enough anything they like, as they know the light source can simply be adapted, or even a new one created all together for the sake of moving further.
Konstantin Grcic the designer of the original Parentesi lamp thought of the new technologies advancing the lighting industry:“Designing a lamp is no longer limited to working around a given bulb. Today, it means designing the actual bulb or light source. This challenged me to think of Parentesi, a lamp that celebrated the traditional bulb in the most effective and beautiful way. Would it be possible to rethink the Parentesi lamp once more and pass the Manzù-Castiglioni torch on to the future?”
This was the product of his musings on modern technology; the new lamp is now called OK and comes in white, black, chrome and yellow. Available now online.
|Tags:||ceiling, Flos, lamp, LED, modern, OK, Parentesi, suspension, technology|
New app from Flos
19 February 2015
New advancements in flos technology - there is now an app for the string lighting collection designed by Michael Anastassiades. This allows the light’s intensity to be operated via mobile phone as a tv remote control. The string range is already a very customisable fitting, it can be suspended upon ‘strings’ in whichever way works best within an environment and its inhabitants. This app has added to its user friendly customisation by allowing remote dimming control to any number of string lights, through this free app available on Apple and Android.
Set up is simple, as long as the light is plugged in or switched on, the remote app will pick up its presence. After selecting the model of string light present the app keeps track of those lights and become instantly versatile to the users needs. The new app also gives additional information about the lighting range, suggestions of ways in which to display a string light and guides on how to install the item effectively.
|Tags:||Android, App, Apple, Flos, Michael Anastassiades, pendant, String, String light|
Maison and Objet Key Trends for 2015
31 January 2015
The Maison and Objet event in Paris is a forecast for interior trends for the year ahead, comparable to Fashion week in Spring/Summer. This year the event has predicted four key trends based upon the popular themes and attention created by the exhibitors and exhibition visitors. The first unsurprising trend is Metallics. Particularly warm toned hues. This choice of metallic finishes has progressively become more popular for a few years now and has gradually filtered even down onto the high street! Here are our picks for the Metallic trend:
1 - Kartell Fly Precious Pendants 2 - Tom Dixon Copper Mirror Ball shade 3 - Anglepoise Original 1227 in Chrome 4 - Tom Dixon Base Copper Floor Lamp 5 - &Tradition Utzon in Copper 6 - Terzani Orten’zia Table Lamp in Gold 7 - Foscarini Birdie Table Lamp in Chrome 8 - &Tradition Flowerpot in Copper 9 - Tom Dixon Base Table Lamp in Polish Brass 10 - Kartell Bourgie Copper Table Lamp
Our second trend From Maison and Objet is Hints of Neon, maybe not to everyone’s liking but a just a hint of a bright colour can add a bright cheerful pop of colour into our homes, especially appropriate for the Spring/Summer time. It is a nod to the 90’s as Fashion has also done. Neon has been seen on textiles, furniture, home accessories and also lighting. Be brave and give it a try! Here are our Picks for Neon Trend:
1 – Artemide Tolomeo Tavolo Micro in orange 2 – Artemide Tolomeo Tavolo Micro in yellow 3 – Vibia Wind Suspension in green or orange 4 – Oluce Canopy 422 in Pink 5 – Kartell Ghost Chairs in assorted colours 6 – Kartell Cindy Table Lamp in orange 7 – Kartell Bourgie Table Lamp in Blue
The third trend on the 2015 forecast is the colour Santorini Blue a shade to provoke a Mediterranean but modern vibe, a shade of blue to create tranquillity and timeless look within a space. These are our Santorini Blue Trend options:
Our final trend noted from Maison and Objet is the Natural Minerals, the style has come from the increasing need for eco friendly home fashions and is becoming increasing popular. Aesthetics showcasing a rustic, hand crafted and natural look, often paired with pastel and neutral colours to complete the highly stylish design. Here are our picks from this theme:
|Tags:||2015, Anglepoise, Artemide, Decode, Fabbian, Flos, Foscarini, Interiors, Kartell, Lighting, Maison & Objet, Muuto, Oluce, Santa & Cole, Tom Dixon., &Tradition, trends, Vibia|
New in From Flos
30 January 2015
The Bell range of Suspension lights are made from Spun Aluminium, available in a range of patterns inside and out, including transparent Glass. The light is LED and highly efficient with low loss thermoplastic diffuser, with dimmable feature. The Bell shade comes in a variety of finishes, Anodised Black, Polished Aluminium, Glass, White and Dark Brown.
The Soft Spun Lamps are a very unique fitting, with the lamp’s body half submerged into the wall, creating minimal visual impact within a space. The lamps are available in Fluorescent, Halogen and LED light sources, mounted onto a plasterboard wall to create an atmospheric glow. The lamps are available in small and large, to resemble a table lamp or floor lamp.
Soft Architecture additions:
The second addition to this range is the Abajourd’Hui, similar to the Soft Spun lamps but with a more traditional styled carving to the shape of the light stem and a tapered effect to the lamp shade. They are also available in small and large, with LED lighting.
The final lighting series coming soon is the Kap Surface range, available in wall, ceiling and suspension mounts. The body of the Kap’s tubular shape is made from extruded Aluminium and polycarbonate interior, available in anodised and painted finishes. All lights from the range come in either LED or Halogen lamps, exterior finishes are white, brushed aluminium, black and brown, interior finished include white, gold, blue and black.
|Tags:||3D, Abajourd'Hui, Aluminium, Bell, Flos, Fluorescent, Glass, Halogen, Kap, LED, Modern, Soft Architecture, Soft Spun|
Flos 50th Anniversary Sale
11 November 2014
To celebrate their 50th anniversary we are offering a special 15% discount on all Flos lighting. For 50 years Flos have been creating iconic designs using the latest technology. To this day they continue to experiment with hi-tech solutions today represented by the use of OLEDs and eco-sustainable materials.Throughout the years Flos have worked closely together with award winning designers to create lights that are instantly recognisable. Flos remain dedicated to discovering new talent and experimenting with new technology in order to maintain their place at the forefront of lighting design.
Some of their most iconic and popular designs include the Arco floor light designed by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the K-Tribe range by Philippe Starck, and the Smithfield suspension light by Jasper Morrison.
|Tags:||50th Anniversary, Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Arco, Flos, Jasper Morrison, KTribe, Philippe Starck, Sale, Smithfield|