Flos Taccia

Achille Castiglioni

The table lamp Flos Taccia was designed by the Castiglioni
brothers and is a striking design statement with mysterious light.

The Taccia table lamp is a design classic from 1962, designed by the brothers Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni for Flos. Taccia was originally designed for use with a reflector lamp, but is now available with modern LED technology.

The lamp is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection in New York.

Taccia consists of three parts: base, shade and reflector, whose shape and materiality contrast fascinatingly.

The base made of cast aluminum is cylindrical with a distinctive ribbed structure that is reminiscent of the fluting of ancient columns. The shade sits diagonally on it in the form of a boldly curved, transparent shell - originally made of glass, but now also available as an alternative in plastic. A concave aluminum reflector closes the screen.

The illuminant sits inside the base and shines its light upwards into the interior of the glass body, against the reflector, which distributes the light in the room. Thanks to its position, the lamp remains hidden from view, the light seems to emanate from the reflector and receives a mysterious, almost unreal touch.

On sideboards and side tables, but also as a floor lamp, Taccia attracts everyone's attention and sets a striking accent in modern and classically furnished interiors. Even when the light is switched off, the lamp fascinates thanks to its sculptural shape, the interplay of clear shapes and beautiful materials, the delightful mixture of solidity and lightness.

There is a switch dimmer on the Taccia power cable. The table lamp can be switched on and off and continuously dimmed (10-100%) via this. The cable has a replaceable plug-in power plug (EU US GB SA).


Achille Castiglioni
Achille Castiglioni

The designer, famous for his straight-forward, experimental style, created true Italian design classics, such as the arched floor lamp Arco for Flos.