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23 February 2018 Permalink

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Celebrating 100 years of Achille Castiglioni


This year marks the centenary of the birth of Achille Castiglioni. The iconic designer was born in 1918 in Lombardy, Milan.


He began studying classics at the Liceo Classico Parini in Milan later moving to study The Arts at the Liceo artistico di Brera. After the second world Achille Castiglioni studied and graduated from the Politecnico and joined his brothers architectural design practise. In 1952 Castiglioni left the practise and worked with Pier Giacomo until Piers death when he decided he would work alone.


Achille Castiglioni went on to create timeless designs for both the lighting and interior industry. Featured below are a handful of the beautiful designs by Achille Castiglioni for Flos.


Flos Arco


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Flos Snoopy


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Flos Parentesi


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Flos Taccia


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Tags: Achille Castiglioni, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Flos, Interior design, Liceo Classico Parini, Milan, Pier Giacomo, Politecnico

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15 May 2017 Permalink

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Tags: Achille Castiglioni, Angelo Mangiarotti, Artemide, Babilonia, Burno Munari, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Eclisee, Enzo Mari, Giuseppe Scutella, Interior Design, Interview, Lesbo, Mario Bellini, Pan, Parentesi, Pirce

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1 November 2016 Permalink

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Design Classic – The Flos Arco


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Designed in 1962 by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni the Flos Arco floor lamp has gone on to be one of the most iconic lamps of our time.


The beautiful high quality polished aluminium domed shade is balanced on a white carrara marble base which weighs over 65Kilos. The lamps stainless steel height adjustable stem has a satin-finish which can be swivelled and with the switch located on the power cord it can be conveniently turned on and off using your foot.


The stunning lamp can be adapted for any living or working environment and is now available in an LED version which is fitted with the most advanced and high performance lighting technology.


"We were thinking about a lamp that shines light onto a table. They already existed, but you had to walk round them. To leave enough space around the table, the base had to be at least two meters away. Which was how the idea for Arco came into being. In Arco nothing is decorative: even the beveled corners on the base have a function, which is not to hurt us; even the hole isn’t a flight of fantasy, but to make it easier to lift the base.” Achille Castiglioni 1970


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Tags: Achille Castiglioni, Arco, Classic, David Village Lighting, Flos, Interior Design

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Flos Arco LED

28 January 2014 Permalink


The Arco floor light is arguably the most iconic design that Flos have ever produced. Designed by Achille Castiglioni & Pier Giacomo in 1962, its clean simple lines have made the Arco a design classic. In 2013 Flos launched a new version on the Arco which would utilise the latest LED technology. The Arco regains its classic design but now also benefits from LEDs which allow the design to produce the same quality of light whilst being far more energy efficient.



Tags: Achille Castiglioni, Arco, Flos, Italy, LED, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

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