Architecture, Art & Culture, Design

Flos X Achille Castiglioni: Taraxacum ‘88

Flos was established in 1962 by Dino Gavina and Cesare Cassina in Merano, Italy with the ambition to bring modern lighting to a wider audience. The founders were joined by architects and designers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and Tobia Scarpa who contributed to devising new lighting concepts. Today, Flos collaborates with a variety of designers, such as, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Patricia Urquiola and Joris Laarman to offer individual consumers and businesses unique, diverse and stylish lighting solutions for their respective environments.

The Taraxacum ’88 was designed by Achille Castiglioni to reflect the shape of the dandelion plant and comprises of 20 pressed and polished aluminium equilateral triangles fitted with electrical sockets. These sockets are filled with 60 clear 25 watt globe lamps. The suspension fixture provides direct and reflected incandescent light resulting in a transparent finish. Consequently, as a lighting solution, it is elegant in its design and versatile in the locations it can be displayed. For example, in a contemporary residence which incorporates a minimalist, Scandinavian aesthetic or a commercial business setting, acting as a focal point of any room.

The Taraxacum ’88 can be purchased online at Flos and various other stockists.

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