Design by Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen, 2009.
The Kelvin LED Desk Lamp from FLOS provides an ample spread of direct light in a thoughtfully engineered, energy efficient design. Features a double pantograph arm and swiveling head. The body is cast aluminum alloy. The adjustable head is produced in die-cast aluminum with an injection-molded metalacrylate diffuser. The desktop base mirrors the head's trim square shaping in ABS plastic.
Kelvin LED's structure is achieved with a square tube in extruded aluminum alloy with steel compensation springs and injection molded slides operating from inside. The external anchors are steel cables. Kelvin's ON/OFF switch is electronic and has optical operation located in the head. Toggle the light on/off by lightly touching the sensor once for maximum light, again for a minimum illumination at 70% and a third time to turn the unit off again. Supplied with a 6-ft. power cord. Select Black or White.
Notes: Simple assembly required to attach the lamp to base.
Lamp Type: LED
Bulbs: 30 X 0.29W LED lamps/8.7W total (included)
Model(s): F3320033 F3320009 F3320030
Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950. He graduated in architecture at the Politecnico of Milan.
From 1972 he worked in the field of industrial design as a designer and consultant. He works with many manufacturers such as Ansorg, Arclinea, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Hackman, Inda, Kartell, Tre-P&Tre-Piu, Valli & Valli, Vitra. In 1999 he becomes art director for Brionvega.
He won the Golden Compass Award in 1987 and 1995.
In 1981 he also starts working on architecture and interiors, establishing a multi-disciplinary architecture and design studio with experience ranging from architecture to corporate design comprising total creative directing for a mixed range of international clients.
Antonio Citterio lives and works in Milan.See other lights/products from Antonio Citterio
Born in Paris, 1969.
Toan Nguyen graduated with honors in Industrial Design at ENSCI-Les Ateliers, Paris, in 1995. In 1998, after professional experiences in several design offices in Paris, Barcelona and Milan, he began his collaboration with Antonio Citterio. Since 2000, he managed the design department of Antonio Citterio, becoming design partner in 2004 and working with international companies such as: Alfa Romeo, Arclinea, Artemide, ATM, Aubrilam, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Brionvega, Flos, Fusital, Guzzini, Iittala, JCDecaux, Kartell, Metalco, Simon Urmet, Skantherm, Technogym, Urmet Domus, Valli&Valli, Vitra, Wall, Zegna Sport. Toan Nguyen has been design assistant professor at the Domus Academy-Milan (2000) and the Mendrisio Architecture Academy-Switzerland (2000-2001) and jury member for the IF product design award 2009 in Hannover. In 2008, Toan Nguyen launched Â his own design office based in Milan, with a branch office in Paris, collaborating with leading international companies based in Italy, the United States, Germany and Spain.See other lights/products from Toan Nguyen
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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I got this as task lighting. But I was in doubt since most LED lighting looks bright but does not have enough wattages. But as soon as I opened the box, all might doubts disappeared. The design itself is amazing. It is pretty bright and diffuser reduces hard spots. The only disappointing part was the base that had a lot of scratch marks which seemed to have occurred due to plastic air bags during shipping. However, ylighting took great care of it and the replacement part is on its way. I love my kelvin lamp.
By:John K. , Architect (los angeles, CA 90004)
This lamp is great!
Stylish, a nice touch switch, soft light, can adjust the positioning easily. I am very happy with it.
By:Olga K. , Homeowner (New York)
Excellent lighting, without warming
By:Jose , Homeowner (New York City)
The Kelvin is a good task lighting solution, my clients are very pleased.
The simple design, assembly, use and beauty of the Kelvin allow it to be the solution for many situations in varied decor.
By:Kimi M. , Architect (Dallas, Tx)
I love this product.
It is handsome, fun to use and offers great light for reading and crafts.
By:Elzim , Homeowner
The Kelvin Table Lamp is everything it promises and more-great design and functionality...swipe the top of the lamp-it turns it on (to low or high). Swipe it again and it turns it off...sort of the "Apple" of the lighting world! It compliments my modern interior...a pleasure to look at.
By:Chloe , Homeowner (San Francisco)
Is a beautifull table lamp, good manufacture, and modern.
this is an awesome light. i love how it is turned on, dimmed, and then off by gently stroking the light head with one's finger. the LED light is not at all cold. and the adjustability is excellent. we are contemplating getting another one.
By:S , Homeowner (Calif)
Excellent quality; lovely minimalist design
Beautiful and well constructed lamp. Fun to use, with plenty of light for any task.
By:David , Homeowner (Durham, NC)
Amazing high-quality lamp
I have been looking for handsome bedside lamps that give good light (that's the hard part!) since we moved into our new home last year. Some look good but give lousy light, most are light, junky, poorly made. The weight of the bases, the quality of the finish, the fluid mechanism, the extremely cool switch (you just wave your hand over it), and most important, the fabulous illumination; totally worth it.
By:Oregon M. , Homeowner (Portland Oregon)
The most awesome lamp ever
I saw this lamp and hesitated buying it because of the price. When I finally pulled the trigger, I was thrilled. (And probably ruined for Ikea lighting forever . . . ) This is the most beautifully built, awesomely engineered, incredibly functional lamp we have ever had. We are using them bedside. The ultra-heavy base means they don't wiggle around or fall over. Even the fact that the LED doesn't throw off heat is wonderful. But the best thing is the cool switch that you just wave your finger over.
By:Heidi , Homeowner (Portland Oregon)
great light -- stylish and gives terrific focused light
By:Madeleine M. , Renter (new york)
Beautiful design, low energy usage
The light that this LED desk lamp gives off is nothing like the harsh white that you've probably seen before - it is warm and must cover more spectrum. The lamp itself is a clean, purposeful design and is an instant classic. It moves and adjusts smoothly and has every indication that it will last a long time. Highly recommended.
By:Matthew H. (London)
Excellent, high quality
This lamp has a very high quality, warm color. I'm impressed with the lacquered finish which looks great in real life. I bought white but I'm sure the black is nice as well. The only downside is that you have to touch the switch 3 times to turn it off - it doubles as a dimmer. Otherwise a great lamp and a quality product.
By:Hawkman , Homeowner (Panama City, Panama)
Is as good as it looks.
The product is great. It's a good quality build. It looks light and minimalist, but it's surprisingly sturdy. You can tell that an effort was made to ensure quality; even the packaging is nicely done! The only thing I might have done differently was choose the cool lighting. The warm lighting too far off white.
By:Edmond , Designer (Vancouver, Canada)
Cool design, but light not quite right...
Very nice design, but the light produced by this light had a slightly odd yellow tinge to it. It was esp. noticeable compared to the tungsten light in my old desk lamp.
By:Andrew , Homeowner (CA)
Love it. Clean and simple.
By:Asha R. , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
clean and simple. perfect in my bedroom
By:Asha R. , Homeowner (Brooklyn NY)
I am very disappointed in this product
Looks great but electrical connection is very fragile. Once broken, there is no repair part and the company will not fix it. You just threw away money. Very bad service.
By:Gerald , Homeowner (Basalt, Colorado)
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