The brand Flos, which means “flower” in Latin, was established in the 1960s, Italy, out of an organization with previous works in furnishing. The Flos was born together with the idea to create light objects that would change the places of their presence and peoples’ lives.
According to Flos, the light is a canvas for creating new design objects, implementing the best ideas. Gaining experience in the field for more than 50 years Flos has created numerous iconic light products that were recognized all around the world. The company has mastered the production process that focuses equally on design, functionality, and quality. The best result is achieved due to the latest technologies in the production process and years of experience in the field.
Getting to know the Flos brand is best through their best work, which includes the Acro lamp, which was created by the Castiglioni brothers in 1962. The floor lamp today is popular as it was in the 60s, having dynamic and minimalistic lines and modern timeless design. Another great piece designed in 1979 is Parentesi – a smart lamp made out of steel with visible cable and a hook to attach it to a ceiling or wall surface. Taccia is also an honorable mention of Flos' creations as one of the most popular indirect light objects. Toio came in as a surrealistic light source with a fishing rod instead of a regular stand.
Two directions of Flos
The mix of values in Flos is what makes them shine: attention to detail, top quality, craftsmanship, and industry combined. Though another decision of the company brought it a tremendous success – the key collaborations with such names as Marc Newson and Jasper Morrison, who designed Glo-Ball series – a collection made out of ball-shaped lamps. Another great creation made by Konstantin Rcic – May Day – was awarded the Compasso d’Oro prize in 1988. The 2000s came with the LED revolution and Fos made the reinvention of its best masterpieces adopting the new technology. At the same time, Flos made a bold decision to partner up with Spanish company Antares, where Piero Lissoni, Konstantin Grcic, and Antonio Citterio worked. Entrusting Flos Architectural Lightning to the company has resulted in many daring and vibrant solutions for contract projects. From this point, Flos had two strong creative directions: one is focused on architectural projects with artificial light being a huge part of the project, and another, focusing on private, more intimate individual environments.