Flos from David Village Lighting
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.
For over 35 years David Village Lighting have been involved with Flos Lighting, stocking, selling, and promoting their contemporary lighting products. Indeed Flos was the very first range we puchased for our new small shop, to the delight and shock of local customers. Our love of contemporary design, and the desire to push the boundaries of peoples imagination, has always been entwined with the Flos "FLOSOPHY" throughout these years. Today, as at the start we still love their products. Im sure you will too. David
Flos - from the Village Blog
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New Flos Showroom Area
We’ve recently showed you our new Artemide and Anglepoise areas in our showroom and next up is Flos. We have worked hard to create a space which shows off Flos’s wide range of lighting and gives you a real feel of the high quality designs.
Come and visit us at our Sheffield city centre showroom to view the beautiful Flos designs. Our showroom is open Monday to Friday 9.15am - 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am – 4pm.
|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Flos, Flos Lighting, Interior Design, Revamp, Sheffield, Showroom|
Design Classic – The Flos Arco
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
|Tags:||Achille Castiglioni, Arco, Classic, David Village Lighting, Flos, Interior Design|
New In from Flos Lighting
One of our favourite brands Flos has released the newest arrivals to their collection and we introduce them to you below!
The Superloon Floor reflects the style of the moon with a ring of LED’s which send light across a flat translucent disc. Fitted on a gyroscopic axis the light can be directed in infinite directions. The light intensity and temperature can be adjusted using the optical sensor which is located on one of the legs. The Superloon’s light temperature can be dimmed from warm to very warm making it ideal as a reading lamp available in a black, white or chrome finish.
The Serena Table lamp is neither brash nor imposing but is a lightweight simple design which is inspired by the natural world. The leaf shaped design is available in three finishes, black, chrome or copper with the playful diffuser reflecting or allowing the light to pass through creating the perfect mood.
The BonJour Table designed by Philippe Starck is a timeless piece fitted with the latest technology. The transparent base and shade is available in numerous interchangeable finishes and materials making it customisable for every taste. The LED light source is incorporated into the hat which is placed on the body creating a beautiful elegant lamp.
Also Designed by Philippe Starck the BonJour Unplugged is smaller version of the BonJour. The BonJour Unplugged is cordless and ideal for portable use. The lamp uses a micro USB rechargeable battery for power and can last up to six hours.
To view all of the Flos range click here!
|Tags:||Bon Jour, Bon Jour Unplugged, David Village Lighting, Flos, Interior Design, Lighting, New In, Rechargeable, Sierena, Superloon|
Flos’s Most loved – The Glo-ball
The Flos Glo-ball collection was designed by Jasper Morrison in 1998, the simple concept behind the Glo-ball family is to obtain the maximum diffusion of light which is achieved by the use of hand-blown, etched white opaline glass.
The Lamp is formed from a globe which appears flattened and produces the radiant calm of a full moon. The Glo-Ball comes in a pendant and wall version as well as unstemmed and stemmed table and floor versions; when fitted with a halogen or compatible LED bulb they are dimmable.
The Glo Ball ceiling is attached via a large internal threaded ring so removing it for cleaning or to change the bulb is easy.
The design of the Glo-Balls means they always look beautiful when lit, providing a clean, soft white light. They look good either on their own or when clustered together.
|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Flos, Glo-ball, Interior Design, Jasper Morrison, LED, Lighting, Opaline glass, Pendent, Table, Wall|
Flos’s Most loved – The SkyGarden
The Flos SkyGarden was designed in 2007 by renowned designer Marcel Wanders. The inspiration behind the design was from his former home which had a fabulous antique decorated plaster ceiling which he called his SkyGarden. It didn’t need any sun or water and he loved it so much that when he moved home, he stole it from the ceiling and moved it with him.
The Flos Skygarden is a beautiful hemispherical pendant with a plaster diffuser painted white inside with six outer finishes Rust, Glossy Black, Glossy White, Matte Gold, Silver or Copper.
The lamp makes a powerful impression with its sheer size and the intricate inner floral design which gives the piece its name.
Previous winner of both the Elle Decoration International Design Awards (EDIDA) and the Red Dot Award in 2008 the pendant makes an impact both placed alone or in a design with others.
Click here to view the Flos SkyGarden Collection!
|Tags:||Classic, David village Lighting, Elle Decoration International Design Award, Floral, Flos, Interior Design, Marcel Wanders, Red Dot Award, SkyGarden|
New In From Flos Lighting
Flos is forever providing us with innovative and original lights and their latest releases are no different.
Captain Flint Floor Lamp
The Captain Flint Floor Lamp was designed by Michael Anastassiades in 2015 who wanted to create a lamp with a dual purpose. The lamp provides an adjustable direct light which can be rotated to create the feel of a table lamp, perfect for reading. The steam and spinning cone shade is finished in either painted steel or brushed brass and with either a black or white marble base. The lamp is fitted with a dimmer switch making creating ambience in a room easy.
Flos Extra T Table Lamp
Another light designed by Michael Anastassiades is the Flos Extra T Table Light. The light incorporates both a glowing light sphere and a rectangular back base as Anastassiades wanted to encapture the frozen moment of the sphere about to roll off the edge of the table. The lamp creates a diffused light with a painted or anodized aluminium body and hand-blown opal glass diffuser.
Taccia Small Table
The original Taccia table was designed in 1962 by Achille and Pier Giancomo Castiglioni. Now in 2016 it has been re-invented in a new smaller size with the latest LED technology. The lamp provides both indirect and reflected light which illuminates a living space perfectly. The reflector is painted aluminium with gloss on the inside and matt white on the outside. The lamp body is available is either black, anodised silver, anodised violet or anodised bronze.
Shade Ceiling Lamp
The Shade Floor/Suspension light redefines the idea of the lampshade having a fixed perspective. The Shade offers a warm ambient light with a feel of surrealism. The feel of the floating shade is made by avoiding the conventional way of using mains power from the ceiling and instead uses an LED floor fitting to shine an upward light into the white paper shade, with invisible wires attached to both the ceiling and the black aluminium floor light source.
|Tags:||Captain Flint Floor, Design, Extra T Table, Flos, Interior, Lighting, New in 2016, Shade Ceiling, Taccia Small Table|
May's issue of Elle Decoration looks at ‘The New Pretty’ and focuses on all things spring. The issue features the big decorating hotlist which is full of ideas and inspiration to brighten up every room in your home this season. Above we show you some of the designs featured in the May issue, click below to view!
|Tags:||Artemide, Bestlite, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Elle Decoration, Flos, Fontana Arte, Interior Design, Kartell, Lampre Gras, Modern interior, Muuto, Oluce, Original BTC, Spring/Summer, &Tradition|
In April’s edition of Elle Decoration they feature their second volume of the Essential Kitchen Guide.
The kitchen is seen as the heart of the home, a vitial room that’s décor can often be forgotten. The Kitchen guide from Elle Decoration gives you inspiration whether you are planning a full renovation or simply updating a few elements.
Below is a collection of lighting which Elle Decoration has picked out to help you create the perfect kitchen.
|Tags:||Bestlite, David Village Lighting, Elle Decoration, Flos, Foscarini, Interior Design, Kitchen, Lampe Gras, Lighting, Muuto, Original BTC|
Preparation for summer...
Spring has returned to warm our skin and brighten our outlook! This is the perfect time to start preparing our garden for summer, allowing us to stay outside longer. Treating your garden like another room of the house will add value to your property and increase your own enjoyment of it.
Lighting is a practical addition to any exterior space as well a beautiful decorative feature. Wall lights, floor standing and table lamps are traditional lighting forms which work very well. There are also recessed spotlights for decking and flooring, spike spotlights to illuminate plants and bollards to light your way.
See our favourite selection from our website:
|Tags:||Bover, Exterior, Flos, Foscarini, Garden, Marset, Oluce, Vibia|
|Tags:||Anglepoise, David Village Lighting, Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Red, Valentines Day|
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Facebook, Flos, Instagram, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Secto, Stockholm, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Sweden, Twitter, Wastberg|
In March’s issue of Elle Decoration Editor Michelle Ogundehin discusses the idea of grey being the new neutral. Over the last few years neutrals have turned their connotations from boring dull shades to now express high end style. In the mist of that, grey is also now going against the ideas of being an old age, cold colour and is now one which is seen to easily fit into your interior giving you a step up from whites and neutrals.
|Tags:||Artemide, Beslite, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Elle Decoration, Flos, Foscarini, Grey, Gubi, Interior Design, Lampe Gras, Lighting, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Neutral, oluce, &traditon|
This month’s edition of Livingetc looks at ways to max your space and shows off the latest design trends which are set to make a big impact in 2017. Above we’ve picked out our brands designs which are featured in the issue.
Click on the link below to view!
|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Featured, Flos, Interior Design, Kartell, Lampe Gras, Light Years, Living etc, Original BTC, Trends|
February’s issues of Icon magazine is out as ever it’s packed full of exciting new designs and gripping articles about the design industry. The issue includes a range of articles including a crime against design and an interview with design duo Studio Swine.
Click below to view the featured designs!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Flos, Foscarini, Icon Magazine, Interior Design, Studio Swine|
As we head into a new year we take a look at some of our favourite design of 2016. Throughout the last year there have been many releases which have set new trends and created new ways to let you show your individuality through your interior. To celebrate 2016 and all of its beautiful lighting, above we’ve put together our 10 favourites of the last year.
Click on each of the links below to view the products!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Exterior Design, Favourites, Flos, Foscarini, Interior Design, Kartell, Lighting, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Moooi, New In, Wastberg|
This months Elle Decoration shows you how to enjoy your home this season with the Winter Living issue. The issue looks at ways to warm up your interior during the cold weather and add a soft winter feel to your home.
Visit all of our products featured in the issue by clicking on the links below!
|Tags:||Artemide, David Village Lighting, Elle Decoration, Flos, Gubi, Interior Design, Lighting, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, &tradition, Winter Living|
David Village Lighting Christmas Gift Guide
Christmas may seem like its far away in the distance but we think it’s never too early to start your shopping. We’ve put together some gift inspiration so there is no need for that Christmas Eve panic.
4. Gift Vouchers for David Village Lighting (contact us for more information)
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Christmas, Colour, David Village Lighting, Flos, Interior Design, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Muuto, Present Ideas|
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Flos, Foscarini, Innermost, Light Years, Moooi, Oluce|
Autumn is the season for style. From copper to shades of burgundy and green it’s the time of year that intrigues design. We’ve put together a collection of autumn inspired lights to give your home a touch of the season.
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Autumn, David Village Lighting, Fabbian, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Interior Design, Lighting, Light Years, Moooi, Muuto, Original, Wasteberg|
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Bocci, David Village Lighting, Elle Decoration, Fabbian, Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Interior Design, Lighting, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Oluce, Original BTC, Prandina, Terzani, Verpan, Vibia, Wastberg|
It’s a battle of the sizes as we take a look at mini and maxi lighting.
Mini and maxi lamps often originate from iconic lamp designs which are then supersized or shrunk down to make them even more desirable and perfect for any room in the home or office.
Which size do you prefer?
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Flos, Foscarini, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Maxi, Mini|
Things are getting spooky at David Village Lighting as we enter the ghostliest time of the year, above we’ve put together some Halloween inspired lighting which won’t make you jump!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Flos, Fontana, Foscairni, Halloween, Innermost, Interior Design, Kartell, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Moooi|
Spruce Up Your Bedroom This Winter
As winter is approaching there’s no better time to give your bedroom a little spruce up and make it the perfect cosy hideaway this winter. Whether you prefer the more classic look or want to modernise your space we have the perfect light for you.
Below we have a collection of some of our favourite table lights perfect for the bedroom!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Bedroom, David Village Lighting, Flos, Foscarini, Inspiration, Interior Design, Lampe Gras, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Santa & Cole, Secto|
This months Elle Decoration looks at the ‘Mood of the Moment’. With calming tones and natural materials the lighting featured will inspire you to create a sleek and stylish interior using neutral shades and crisp autumn metallic finishes. The magazine is accompanied with an essential bathroom guide, because every room deserves to be on trend.
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|Tags:||Artemide, Bestlite, David Village lighting, Elle Decoration, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Interior Design, Kartell, Lighting, Moooi, Muuto, Prandina, Santa&Cole, &Tradition, Verpan, Vibia|
The Trend That Will Always Be; Monochrome!
There are some shades that you can never go wrong with, two of them being black and white, made even better when used together. Monochrome has always been a firm favourite in the interior design world and there’s no sign of it slowing down with it being hailed one of the top trends of 2016.
We love this trend so much we’ve picked out some products which would be perfect to create that monochrome dream. If your feeling daring why not add a subtle touch of colour to your interior, check out our beautiful blue or powerful pink inspiration boards which you can find further down on our blog.
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|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Design, Fabbian, Flos, Foscarini, Interior design, Kartell, Light Years, Monochrome, Moooi, Muuto|
ELLE Decoration Fought the Fakes and Won!
Elle Decoration’s hottest article this month looks at the battle of copycat designers in the industry. In 2012 ELLE Decoration launched their ‘Equal Rights for Design’ petition which stated Britain as the designer knock-off capital of Europe.
They took their campaign to the government and won, bringing copyright protection inline with other creative disciplines such as music and literature.
Despite the victory the law will not come into place until January 2017 giving the faux designer’s time to sell their stock.
So what does this mean for the British design market? Now the original designers will get the recognition that they deserve and gain a copyright protection similar to other creative disciplines after their passing.
Below are the real deals of the most popular ripped off classics!
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|Tags:||Artemide, ELLE Decoration, Flos, Intellectual Property, Interior Design, Kartell, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Moooi, &Tradition|
This Month’s ICON magazine has a range of both classic and new designs, from the Louis Poulsen Artichoke to the brand new Louis Poulsen Mini Panthella Table. The issue takes a look at the work from one of architectures most enigmatic figures, David Adjaye and showcases some of the best products that are currently available across the design market.
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|Tags:||Catellani & Smith, Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Gubi, ICON Magazine, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Muuto, Original BTC, &Tradition|
This Months Elle Decoration showcases The London Look. London is often considered to be rich in variety, and the same can be said for its interiors. Designer Carolyn Quartermaine describes the unique London style as not going down just one path, but being able to mix the historical with the contemporary. The products featured are a range of neutrals with statement pieces bringing a London designed feel to any space such as the Bocci 73 which comes in a variety of groupings.
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|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Bocci, David Village Lighting, ELLe Decoration, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen|
ELLE Decoration September is full of ideas and inspiration to get your home ready for the new season. They feature some of world’s most beautiful homes and glorious garden all bursting with decorating tips, tricks and advice. The lights featured are a range of beautifully classic designs such as the beloved Flos Arco and the Margaret Howell Anglepoise range.
View all of this months featured products by clicking below
|Tags:||Anglepoise, AXO, David Village Lighting, Desgin, Elle Decoration, Flos, Gubi, Interior, Lampe Gras, Muuto, September, Verpan, Vibia|
Elle Decoration August looks at the ‘Big Trends’ of the next 6 months. One of their highlighted trends is the look of origami featuring the ‘Perch’ light made with delicate illuminated paper birds by Moooi. Another trend mentioned is symmetry; this timeless look effortlessly creates a stylish feel to any room in the home.
Visit all of this months featured trend products online by clicking below
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|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Desgin, Elle Decoration, Flos, Interior, Lampe Gras, Lighting, Moooi, Santa&Cole, &Tradition|