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Design by Antonio Citterio with Oliver Löw, 1998.
This multi-light suspension fixture provides direct light. The lamp body is formed by a rectangular 0.6" transparent tempered glass sheet. Six pressed glass diffusers with high-temperature resistant white finish operate from within. Features an injection-molded transparent polycarbonate (UL-94 V2) diffuser support and white PPS (UL-94 VO) lamp holder and aluminum attachment grid. Power is distributed to the light sources through two silkscreening processes: deposition of a highly conductive silver paste, followed by deposition of a protective ceramic paint. An electronic transformer is secured to the sheet. Suspended from four steel suspension cables and four mechanical, die-cast, polished aluminum ceiling fittings, with built in quick adjustment cord. The 30% fiberglass reinforced polyamide (UL-94 V2) wired ceiling fitting is painted gray, injection molded poylcarbonate (UL-94 V2) canopy.
Material(s): Glass, Aluminum
Dimensions: 66.3"L X 8.7"W
Lamp Type: HALOGEN
Bulbs: 6 X 35W 12V MR-11 GU24 halogen lamps (included)
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.
Prior to 1985 Glen Oliver Löw (Leverkusen Germany, 1959) studies design in the Industrial Design faculty of Wuppertal University.
In 1986 he receives the "Master of Design" award from the Domus Academy in Milan for his design study for a compact car.
Starting since 1987 he staff member at Antonio Citterio studio in Milan. As of 1990 he was his partner in design, involved in producing office furniture for Vitra and also numerous products for companies Ansorg, Bieffe, Flos, Kartell, MaxData, Olivetti, Synthesis and Vitrashop.
- 1995: receives the Compasso d'Oro award for the "Mobil" container system for Kartell
- 1996: also active in the area of corporate design, for instance, responsible for creating a new corporate designs image for Commerzbank branches
- 1998: Interior Designkoncept of the interior concept for SMART Centres (buildings and exhibition stands selling/presenting the new Mercedes Benz/Swatch car)
- 2000: Vocation as professor for product design at the " Hochschule fr bildende Knste" in Hamburg
Glen Low started his collaboration with Antonio Citterio in 1987. Together they have created among other things, the storage system Mobil for Kartell. In 1995 they were awarded the Compasso d'Oro prize for this work. Mobil is a part of the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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.
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