The Brilliant World of FLOS Lighting
Lighting isn’t just about illumination – it’s an art form that transforms spaces and enhances the aesthetics of our environments. Among the lighting brands out there, FLOS is an Italian luminary that stands out, seamlessly blending tradition with innovation. Let’s dive into the fascinating FLOS story and explore some of their iconic lamps.
The FLOS Story
Founded in 1962, FLOS is an Italian company renowned for its distinctive lighting designs. From its inception, FLOS has been dedicated to crafting lamps that would change the concept of illumination. The brand is known for its bold designs, innovative technology, and collaborations with renowned designers, as detailed in our FLOS brand page.
The name ‘FLOS’ means ‘flower’ in Latin, signifying the company’s commitment to blossoming, to bringing new ideas to light. Through the years, this ethos has held firm, guiding their consistent delivery of elegant and functional lighting solutions.
Famous FLOS Lamps and Their Designers
FLOS boasts a broad spectrum of iconic designs. Each lamp is a testament to the creativity and technical prowess of its designer. Here are a few standouts:
- Arco Floor Lamp – Designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1962, this iconic piece features a beveled Carrara marble base that supports a stainless steel arch.
- Skygarden Pendant Lamp – This stunning piece by Marcel Wanders merges the old and new with its antique-styled interior featuring intricate plasterwork, contrasted by its sleek modern exterior.
- Glo-Ball Series – Designed by Jasper Morrison, the Glo-Ball series consists of perfectly round, glowing orbs that deliver diffused light.
- Taccia Table Lamp – Another creation from the Castiglioni brothers, the Taccia provides indirect and reflected light with its concave spun-aluminum reflector and adjustable hand-blown glass diffuser.
- Snoopy Table Lamp – Named after the beloved cartoon character, this Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni-designed lamp adds a whimsical touch to any space. Its distinctive shape and Marble base is a crowd-pleaser. Shop here.
These are just a few examples of the masterpieces that FLOS offers. For more, head over to our FLOS collection.
“FLOS creates not just lamps, but emotions; it lights up dreams and opens new avenues of creative expression.” – Only House Lamps Team
Choosing FLOS means embracing a world of creativity, innovation, and timeless elegance. Illuminate your space with FLOS, where every lamp is a work of art.
You can browse more about FLOS and other designer brands on our Brands page or read more about the impact of indoor lighting on your living space in our blog. For purchasing guidance, check out our Purchase Guide category.
FLOS: The Best Modern Lighting
FLOS’s award-winning designs inspire creativity in interior design and its top-selling fixtures instantly add personality to any modern space. Aside from aesthetic value, FLOS Lighting has gained a reputation for adaptability that marries form and function. Manufacturing Italian light fixtures for over 50 years, FLOS Lighting epitomizes contemporary style with ultramodern silhouettes, a range of durable materials, and high-tech features.
For the modern home, FLOS Lighting offers a stunning range of contemporary lighting accessories. From FLOS floor lamps to FLOS wall sconces, there is a lighting accessory to meet every need.
For functional task lighting, FLOS pendant lights deliver a mix of style and utility. Multipoint pendant lighting is an excellent choice for minimalist or utilitarian rooms and allows total customization. Finish options include black, bronze, and white and these functional fixtures are available in 3-light or 5 light versions. FLOS Lighting also offers single pendants, linear suspensions, and chandeliers for added versatility.
If you are looking for a modern lighting option for an office, living room, or bedroom, FLOS table lamps provide both direct and diffused lighting, depending on your needs. FLOS Lighting’s best-selling FLOS lamps include mid-century modern, contemporary, and minimalist styles that are well-suited to today’s modern interiors. From chrome-plated modern table lamps with fully dimmable halogen lamping to ultramodern table lamps with blown glass diffusers energy-efficient LED lamping, FLOS lighting has a range of choices to suit any space.
Outdoor spaces can also benefit from FLOS Lighting’s innovative designs. The most versatile fixtures are both wall and ceiling mountable and feature durable materials like injection-molded fiberglass, anodized aluminum, and treated teak designed to withstand frequent exposure to the elements. Popular models feature 330-degree rotation so light can be focused where it’s needed most as well as FLOS outdoor lighting goes beyond utility to add style to outdoor areas such as patios, pathways, poolside, and enclosed porches. Finish options for FLOS outdoor lighting range from Bronze to Natural (beige), making it easy to coordinate these fixtures with existing outdoor furniture and decorative accessories.
FLOS Lighting: A Leader In Modern Lighting Design
FLOS Lighting is highly respected in the interior design industry and has won multiple awards. The FLOS design team received three good design awards in 2015 for its innovative outdoor led floor lamp, rotatable linear LED, and a futuristic pendant lamp that appears to float in midair. In addition, FLOS lighting garnered numerous industry accolades that include the 2017 Elle Décor Award for the interactive lighting project category during Milan Design Week and the 2018 EDIDA (Elle Deco International Design Awards) winner for its ultramodern lighting arrangements.
When it comes to modern lighting design for residential or commercial applications, FLOS Lighting has an extensive variety of fixtures for any space. From FLOS ceiling lights to outdoor pathway lights, FLOS lighting is your go-to source for innovative and functional fixtures.