Design by Philippe Starck in 1999.
Archimoon Soft T is a task lamp providing direct light. Fully articulating silver aluminum arm with heat tempered springs balanced to provide parallel arm movement. Shade always remains horizontal to the work plane. Plissé cloth shade with an internal opal glass diffuser
Acid-etched pressed borosilicate glass internal diffuser. Pliss cloth shade. Gray painted die-cast aluminum diffuser support. Gray painted assembly composed of extruded aluminum arms, steel tie rods, stainless steel springs, and 50% fiberglass reinforced, injection-molded polyamide joints. The On/Off switch is a small, sleek stem of injection-molded transparent polycarbonate positioned on the head. Gray painted lead-weighted die-cast Zamak base. Wall fitting with galvanized pressed steel bracket covered in gray painted ABS. Gray painted die-cast aluminum clamp.
Material(s): Aluminum, Steel, Polycarbonate, Zamak, Fabric
Lamp Type: HALOGEN
Bulbs: 1 X 40W G9 base halogen lamp (included)
Born in Paris in 1949, Philippe Starck is one of the most original designers and architects of the last three decades. Having designed furniture, hotels, mega-yachts, lighting and many others throughout his career, Starck has become a fixture in modern design. Not only does Starck create beautifully unconventional designs, he creates a finished product whose main purpose is to function well before anything else.
Philippe Starck has obtained many important acknowledgements, including the Grand Prix National de la Création industrielle and the Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects. In Starck's own words, "subversive, ethical, ecological, political, humorous... this is how I see my duty as a designer."See other lights/products from Philippe Starck
FLOS was founded in 1962. The very same year they began producing a number of lamps that were to become classics in Italian industrial design. These first lamps were Arco, Relemme, Toio and Taccia all designed by Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni. As a tangible proof of their timeless design and technical excellence, these lamps continue to be produced today.
It all started with cocoon . . .In 1959 Arturo Eisenkeil from Merano, an importer of cocoon — a spray-on plastic coating produced in the United States — was tracking down possible applications for this new material. He joined forces with Dino Gavina and Cesare Cassina and set up a company to produce lighting fixtures. This marked the beginning of the long-standing association in the area of design with the Castiglioni brothers and Tobia Scarpa. The first cocoon lamps ever created were the offspring of this collaboration: Viscontea, Taraxacum and Gatto by the Castiglioni brothers and Fantasma by Scarpa. FLOS moved from Merano to the province of Brescia in 1964: At first to Nave and then to the current premises in Bovezzo. Sergio Gandini became chairman of the company in 1965. In 1974, the company became the owner of Arteluce one of the key Italian companies in the industrial design sector. Gino Sarfatti, an industrialist and designer, is the founder of Arteluce. Several models designed by Sarfatti himself have been incorporated into the product range.
From the very outset, FLOS has been characterized by its high-quality approach to lamp design and production. Many of the numerous lamps designed for the company, first by Achille and Piergiacomo, are undoubtedly some of the best-known and most successful products of industrial design. They have won awards and historical critical accolades, and are included in all the most important collections and design museums around the world.
FLOS' production will continue to be imbued with various design trends that embody their attention to leading-edge research combined with highly-efficient production, sales and communications. In 2002, the company celebrated forty years production of designer lamps.
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We love our archimoon task lighting.
We purchased 2 archimmon task lamps with the soft faric shades and round table bases to use as bed side lamps. I couldn't be happier with them! They provide perfectly focused bright light for late night reading while adding a bit of modern design. The lamps are easy to adjust and easy on the eye! We love the thin, brushed steel with the soft fabric shades which adds to the bedroom's overall comfort. 5 gold stars from us. Simply gorgeous design!
By:tori c. , Renter (portsmouth, virginia, usa)
I am very pleased with my Flos Archimoon Soft Table Lamp.
In fact, I already owned one Flos Archimoon table lamp and decided that we needed two. YLighting provided excellent service regarding delivery and customer service. Upon arrival, packaging was more than sufficent. I would strongly recommend this product to anyone looking for a great architectorial table lamp.
By:Christine S. , Homeowner (East Hampton, NY)
I really love this lamp. I purchased two to use as bedside table lamps. Two things I wish...that they had dimmers, and for some reason when left on for a period of time, the lampshade smells like its burning? I am using the bulb that came with the lamp, so I'm dumbfounded by this.
By:Andrew , Designer (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)
Fantastic, Looks great and very functional.
By:Mark , Homeowner (MA USA)
Nice lamp, but can't change the bulb.
My Archimoon looks great. But it stopped working so I tried to change the bulb. The bulb cover seems to be permanently fixed to the shade, so I unscrewed the whole shade/bulb-cover assembly and ended up with broken wires hanging out of the arm and I still can't access the bulb. I've been unable to find any instructions on how to change the bulb. Can anyone help?
By:RHF , Homeowner (Vancouver, Canada)
These classic lamps are fantastic!
The Archimoon table lamp is a gorgeous combination of soft and high tech.
By:fhc , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
Wonderful design, perfect light.
These lamps are perfect! We have them bedside. Wall mounted to clear our bedside table tops. With the swing and tilt arm it's easy for task lighting such as reading in bed without disturbing your sleeping partner. The quilted off-white shade throws a soft, warm light. Well made.
By:Piccio , Homeowner (New York City)
By:Ivone N. (salvador,bahia -brasil)
Love it! Sleek and cozy.
We are a custom upholstery furniture company. The light was incorporated into a table top. The Archimooon Soft Table Lamp, in this capacity, provided a quiet reading area. I was very happy with the end product. The effect is sleek and cozy. I will defiantly be buying them again in the near future.
By:Arrow Wood Products , Designer (Canton, NC)
it was perfect for our client needs
The lamp was the perfect choice for the size and amount of lighting needed in the area.
By:Karell C. , Architect (miami, florida)
overpriced and fragile
the on/off switch is very long fragile. it broke after a few weeks. we tried to take it apart to fix it and then broke one of the long plastic pieces in the arm. this lamp is not well made. never again.
By:Thomas , Homeowner (ny,ny)
The perfect melding of modern industrial function softened by a time honoring shade.
Gracefully crafted and well proportioned this lamp has made my desk organized but not foreboding.
By:Christopher R. , Designer (NYC)
Perfect Desk, Night Table Lamp
Great Lighting, functionality and stunning look for any room. Can be used in Office-Bedroom. Lighting is good and materials-shade is beautifully made.
By:John F. , Designer (Pepper Pike, OHio)
Great product, slightly flimsy
Looks great, but lots of plastic in construction and I worry about how durable the light switch is. Seems like it could break off accidently.
By:J.C. , Homeowner (Sullivans Island SC USA)
Iconic modern table lamp
This is the second one we have purchased. Its elegant and sophisticated design provides excellent task and ambient lighting in any setting.
By:Katherine S. , Homeowner (New York,NY)
Terrific product for reading and to look at.
This is the second Archimoon table lamp we've bought. We use them as bedside lamps for reading. They are really attractive to look at and give off a soft, yellow light that's perfect for reading. We bought the first one 8 years ago and it's never had a problem, despite having been moved a number of times.
By:Andreas L. , Renter (New York)
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