Design by Achille Castiglioni, 1992.
Suspension fixture providing diffused light. Acid-etched flashed opaline glass diffuser. Diffuser support and element below made of opaline injection-molded polycarbonate. Ceiling canopy composed of ceiling fitting and fiberglass reinforced polyamide cover, both injection-molded. Includes 16-ft. cord.
Material(s): glass, plastic
Lamp Type: incandescent
Bulbs: 1 X 100W A19 medium base incandescent lamp (not included)
Born in Milan (1918-2002), Achille Castiglioni started work as an architect and designer with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo in 1938. One of the great masters of Italian design, Achille Castiglioni was a founding member of ADI in the fifties. The long list of awards he has received include eight Compassi d'Oro. Achille Castiglioni's activity as a designer is an unmistakable blend of simplicity, irony and fun and it shows his close interest in the way objects are used, in the potential offered by technology and in the use of new materials.
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.
Great contemporary design, and matches perfectly with two other Brera fixtures previously purchased.
Brera is very much classic fixture. Using three over kitchen island. Easy to hang and adjust to get all at same height. Glass is beautiful, and incandescent bulbs provide lovely dimmable light. Plenty of light for workspace, also. Ylighting delivery was prompt as promised.
By: Frank R., Homeowner (Philadelphia, PA)
It looked so good that we bough 3 more for our kitchen/family room area. The light is nice and even light and good for general lighting. After my purchase I saw these same lights on an HGTV show and they looked fab in that kitchen too!
By: Cambridge homeowner, Homeowner (cambridge, ma)
I like the product very much, very good looking and perfect glow.
The product comes with stickers inside the light, which is very difficult to open up and peel the stickers off. Other than that, I am very pleased with the product, it's a great addition to our home
By: Benjamin J D., Homeowner (Chicago, IL, USA)
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