Skygarden by FLOS
Design by Marcel Wanders, 2007.
Outside, it's just a half-sphere painted gold, white, rust or black. But inside, Skygarden is a surprise with a spectacular white plaster floral decoration that is reminiscent of the ceilings found in noble palaces. The Skygarden is a suspension lamp that becomes a decorative element when looking upwards. The Skygarden light is diffused by an inner glass with further embellishment provided by the aluminum filigree detail.
Skygarden offers diffused lighting from its hemispherical, cast plaster diffuser, painted white inside. The interior frieze is photo-etched and mechanically drawn in AISI 304 steel. From the molded and galvanized steel ceiling attachment, Skygarden is suspended by 13 feet of field-cuttable steel wire with transparent power cord. Select the Skygarden in rust, glossy black, glossy white or matte gold outer finish.
Material(s): Plaster, Aluminum, Steel
Dimensions: 23.4"D X 11.8"H
Lamp Type: HALOGEN
Bulbs: 1 X 150W 120V E26 medium base T10 double envelope halogen lamp (not included)
Listing: UL, CUL
Instructions: Click to download instructions.
Model(s): FU641009 FU641030 FU641044 FU641047
Marcel Wanders grew up in Boxtel, the Netherlands, and graduated cum laude from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988. Marcel Wanders' fame started with his iconic Knotted Chair, which he produced for Droog Design in 1996. He is now ubiquitous, designing for the biggest European contemporary design manufacturers like B&B Italia, Bisazza, Poliform, Moroso, Flos, Boffi, Cappellini, Droog Design and Moooi of which he is also art director and co-owner. Founded in 2000, Moooi has grown into an internationally renowned design label. Additionally, Marcel Wanders works on architectural and interior design projects and recently turned his hand to consumer home appliances.
Marcel Wanders was the editor of the International Design Yearbook 2005. In the same year, together with chef Peter Lute, Marcel Wanders established the extraordinary LUTE SUITES hospitality-concept, the first "all over city suites" hotel in the world. Marcel Wanders also designed the interior of Blits, a new restaurant in Rotterdam and the interior of restaurant "Thor" at the Hotel on Rivington in New York including bar, lounge and private club. Marcel Wanders is the first and among the most important designers of Droog design. Marcel Wanders was a juror for various prizes like the Rotterdam Design Prize (for which his own products were nominated several times) and the Kho Liang Ie prize. Marcel Wanders lectured at SFMoMA, Limn, the Design Academy, Nike, IDFA, FutureDesignDays and has taught at various design academies in the Netherlands and abroad.
Various designs of Marcel Wanders have been selected for the most important design collections and exhibitions in the world, like the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, the V&A Museum in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Central Museum in Utrecht, Museum of Decorative Arts Copenhagen and various Droog Design exhibitions. Coverage on Marcel Wanders has been published in all leading design magazines and newspapers such as Domus, Interni, Blueprint, Design Report, Frame, I.D. magazine, Abitare, Wallpaper, Nylon, Elle decoration, Icon, Esquire, the International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, the Financial Times, the New York Times and Business Week.See other lights/products from Marcel Wanders
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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product good, shipping company is terribly bad
Product is good, but the way how it was delivered (just dropped a pallet at loading dock) made not to by from this internet side at all.
By:Grigori D. , Homeowner (san francisco)
Beautiful pendant lamp!
This beautiful pendant lamp casts a warm light and the lovely canopy makes an intimate space.
By:Kristin D. , Homeowner (Washington, DC)
A deliciously beautiful fixture. Unassuming and modern on the outside, the reach punch comes when you are seated at the dining table and look up into its gorgeous underbelly. Guests are always wowed, and, more importantly, so am I. It provides just the right amount of tension between old and new, and fits perfectly in with the style I'm aiming for. Beautiful!
By:Patch , Homeowner (New York)
Sophistication and understated elegance never fails to surprise and impress
The Skygarden is a beautifully-crafted piece that is both a work of art as well as a highly functional piece. The magnificent details of the plaster interior, the intricate patterns on the diffuser, and the deceptively simple shape of the shade all add up to a worthy centerpiece in any dining room. Itnever fails to surprise guests once they sit down at the table and look up to the wonderful "sky garden". It's a piece you won't regret buying, especially if you have a nice dining table to go with it.
By:Keith L. , Designer (Bellevue, WA)
Beautiful contemporary lighting
We chose this for our casual dining area, and it is perfect! We hung the light low, and it is large, but it's the main focal point in the room.
By:Vivien C. , Homeowner (FL)
i feel very satisfy
Very good service and nice fixtures.
By:Rexel Inc , Designer (miami)
The lamp is beautiful, and customer service was grate.
This is a beautiful light.
I have two minor issues with this product. First, it takes a fluorescent bulb which makes a buzzing sound so I don't use it as much as the other lights in the room. For this reason I think it's too pricey for what you get. It is beautiful though with the simple exterior & the ornate interior.
By:Court R. , Homeowner (Tracy, CA)
Simple, modern and classic
I had purchased this lighting for my dining room a year ago, it is so beautiful, I always get compliments from guests and friends. I am so happy about it. The staff, Opal Master who is so helpful. I definitely would recommend Ylighting to my friends.
By:Sanny W. (Pacifica , Ca 94044)
Skygarden light is one of a kind!
Incredible! The inside detail to this light is gorgeous. I wish I could have one in every room. I bought the RUST colored one and it feel modern with a soft touch...not too severe!
By:Christine K. , Designer (Marina Del Rey, Ca. )
Beautiful Skygarden light of Marcel Wanders
It is a gorgeous lamp. It changes our whole interior. The lamp gives beautiful light. Best buy for a lamp!
By:Anne , Homeowner (New York)
I bought two of these lamps. They are gorgeous! Great design and great lamp.
By:Anne , Homeowner (New York)
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