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.
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.
The brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec were born in Brittany in 1971 and 1976 respectively and have been working together since the mid-1990s. They are united by their quest for perfection, but at the same time it is also a constant challenge for two so very different personalities to work together. In 2007 they were discovered by Cappellini, a grand master of Italian design, who gave them their first industrial projects.
The designer brothers have always remained true to their experimental approach, which is crucial to their creative work, whether this concerns room designs, furniture design or architectural projects, textile wall systems or extensive collections. Several exhibitions at major museums have acknowledged the work of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.View other products by Erwan Bouroullec