Lamps by the premium brand Flos are icons and the archetypes of original Italian design. The company FLOS is renowned for manufacturing Italian light fixtures famous for their design, quality and innovation made in Italy for more than five decades. Originally founded in Meran in 1962, the Italian company FLOS was transferred two years later to Brescia, close to Milan. A milestone in the company's history was the acquisition of Arteluce at the beginning of the 1970s, Arteluce being considered the most innovative lighting manufacturer between 1945 and 1950. Consequently, FLOS integrated some of the successful Arteluce light fixtures into its portfolio. Today, the FLOS Design distinguishes itself through its fusion of tradition and innovation. With its divisions Flos Lighting and Flos Soft-Architecture, FLOS offers unique lighting solutions for any requirements. At NOSTRAFORMA, you will find the entire range of FLOS light fixturesavailable for online purchase.
Within five decades, the Italian lamp manufacturer FLOS has written design history and produced light fixtures, known beyond the limited circle of the design aficionados. This can be attributed to the fact that FLOS has a good eye for designers. The list of those who have designed the many light fixtures for FLOS reads like the Who's Who of lighting design. The success story of the company FLOS and its light fixtures is closely connected with great Italian designers such as Achille Castiglioni, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni as well as Tobias Scarpa, who have worked for FLOS since the very beginning. The Castiglioni brothers designed archetypes of modern lighting design, such as the arc lamp FLOS Arco, the floor lamp FLOS Stylos, the light fixture for dining areas FLOS Fucsia, the FLOS table lamp Lampadina or the innovative FLOS light Taraxacum, featuring a novel elastic synthetic material. The Cocoon collection is to this day a design classic. Tobias carpa is responsible for classic lamps such as the FLOS ceiling lamp Ariette or the FLOS wall lamp Foglio. A collaboration between FLOS and Philippe Starck was launched in 1988, with Starck designing Italian design table lamps like FLOS Romeo or FLOS Miss K. Then followed the FLOS pendant lamp Glo Ball by Jasper Morrison and the award-winning FLOS floor lamp May Day by Konstantin Grcic. Marcel Wanders was inspired by a piece of stucco and was hugely successful with the stucco ceiling lamp and pendant lamp FLOS Skygarden. Pierro Lissoni is the mastermind behind the beautiful FLOS lamp Button and also for the modern FLOS Clara. The FLOS table lamp Kelvin by Antonio Citterio now counts among the recognised design classics thanks to its diffuser's distinctive shape. At the same time, the FLOS LED version of the Kelvin has become a bestselling lamp of the next generation, thanks to the integration of innovative illuminants and a modified design. This FLOS generation bears the mark of, amongst others, Michael Anastassiades who designed collections for FLOS such as the FLOS table lamp Copycat, the FLOS lights String light or the FLOS IC Light. Whether Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec with their suspensions Aim or Patricia Urquiola with the modern Tatou, FLOS knows how to attract the very best designers - in the past and in the present.
FLOS lights are timeless classics of design and innovative pioneers. There are just a handful of Italian lamp manufacturers who effortlessly manage the balance between famous classics of design and innovative creations. Always at FLOS' side: the most famous designers. It therefore comes as no great surprise that FLOS lamps are omnipresent in modern design-conscious interiors. Alongside the sector dedicated to decorative polyvalent FLOS lamps, the company also created synergetic company branches with the divisions Flos Professional Light and especially Flos Soft-Architecture. The customised integrated solutions feature in offices, hotels, stores and cultural buildings. As a result, FLOS has a broad and healthy portfolio. This durability is also reflected by the many prizes awarded to the company. FLOS is a five-time recipient of the design Oscar, the Compasso d'Oro: Already in 1955 the telescopic floor lamp Luminator by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni won the coveted prize, even before Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzu were awarded the Compasso d'Oro in 1979 for the floor lamp Parentesi. In 1994 the light fixture Flos Drop by Marc Sadler received the accolade, and one year later Flos was honoured with the Outstanding Company Award. In 2001 Konstantin Grcic received the prize for his May Day lamp. In the course of time, thanks to the alliance of innovative spirit and much coveted design classics, FLOS has become a global brand with international subsidiaries and lamps, which are famous in Denmark, Sweden and overseas. Thanks to innovation, quality and a sense for high-quality design, the successful story of FLOS is still on-going.