Many Floslamps that are the epitome of designer lamps are owed to these ingenious designers. Flos lamps designed at the beginning of the 1960s by the Castiglioni brothers include Flos Viscontea and Flos Taraxacum made of elastic synthetics, the frequently copied floor lamp Flos Arco with its famous marble base and arched lamp stand, as well as the suspension lamp Flos Splügen Bräu. All of them set milestones in modern lighting design. They established the success of Italian light manufacturer Flos, founded by Dino Gavina und Cesare Cassina in 1962, in order to deliver contemporary lamps in accordance with their modern furniture designs."Collaboration with the most inventive international designers and courage to be daring and provocative, yet uphold the fundamental principles of design" are just two of the company's guiding principles. These guidelines are still expressed by the company's newest designs.
In 1988 FLOS started co-operating with Philippe Starck, who among others designed the very successful lights Flos Romeo and Miss K.
Other collaborations followed, for example with Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic, whose light Flos May Day was awarded the Compasso d'Oro 2001, Marc Newson, Antonio Citterio, Piero Lissoni, Rodolfo Dordoni und Patricia Urquiola, to name just a few. All of them have designed for Flos lights that are not only known by design connoisseurs.
Today, Flos is an international company that offers a complete range of residential, commercial and even custom-made lighting products that can be seamlessly integrated in any office, hotel or store.And the initial Flos lights'Taraxacum, Arc' or Splügen Bräu are still to be found in the current catalogue – timeless classics as they are – and lighting objects that are perfect in shape and a must in any modern interior.