Design by Philippe Starck, 2007.
"Never leave two Miss K on their own. They reproduce…but thanks to the miracle of evolution, they always evolve into something better." - Philippe Starck
The evolution comes in the elegant aluminum stem and base and additional shade selections. KTribe F2 features transparent polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) diffuser with internal aluminized silver or bronze coating or transparent (clear). Its second, internal polycarbonate (PC) diffuser with opal white finish. Electronic ballast.
Material(s): Aluminum, polycarbonate
Dimensions: 15.6"D X 63.8"H
Lamp Type: halogen
Bulbs: 1 X 150W 120V E26 medium base T10 double envelope halogen bulb (included)
Models: FU630500 FU630504 FU630546
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."
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.
It's a beautiful lamp both in form and function
I tend to be careful with Philippe Starck designs, they are beautiful but sometimes they either become too common or compromise function too much. In this case I'm very happy with the result, the lamp is quite elegant, modern and really functional. On top of that the Ylightning shopping experience is flawless, great purchase for me.
By: Paula Parez, Homeowner (Boston, MA, USA)
Beautiful Lamp, High Quality
I just received this lamp and it is beautiful and the quality is excellent. I purchased the halogen model and regret not spending the additional $120 for the florescent as the halogen model can throw off some heat. Overall I am really happy with the purchase.
By: John G., Homeowner (Boston, MA, USA)
Great statement piece
This is my second time purchasing this lamp. I really love it and get so many compliments on it. It is very high quality. Be EXTREMELY careful when handling the shade as the mirror finish on the inside can easily scratch (even with sharp finger nail). Other than that it's great!!
By: John G., Homeowner
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