Design by Achille Castiglioni, 1996.
The Fucsia series of lights features suspension fixtures providing direct light. Fucsia Three is 3 hand-blown glass conical diffusers with sandblasted edge and injection-molded, opaline silicone diffuser protection ring. Gloss white powder-coated tubular steel bodies. Ceiling canopy assembly consisting of 3 extruded aluminum arms and 30% fiberglass reinforced polymide side plugs. Pressed and galvanized steel ceiling fitting. White (UL-listed) or clear (non UL) cord. Supplied with 16 feet of field cuttable cord.
Material(s): glass, metal
Lamp Type: incandescent
Models: FU241100 FU241500
Born in Milan (1918-2002), Achille Castiglioni started work as an architect and designer with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo in 1938. One of the great masters of Italian design, Achille Castiglioni was a founding member of ADI in the fifties. The long list of awards he has received include eight Compassi d'Oro. Achille Castiglioni's activity as a designer is an unmistakable blend of simplicity, irony and fun and it shows his close interest in the way objects are used, in the potential offered by technology and in the use of new materials.
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.
Classy elegant simple and perfect for a contemporary environment
I love Floss and have been using the Fucsia light fixtures for several years.
They are great in my contemporary kitchen.
Do not provide a lot of light but perfect as an addition to the existing light fixtures
By: Jean R., Homeowner (New York 10023)
this fixture was the final piece in completing the look of our new dining room. its a beautiful piece and fits the room perfectly. depending on how you are planning to use it - it might not throw off enough light for your use, but its fine for our dining room.
By: Rahul K., Homeowner (Lexington, MA)
Great Fixture...Simple,Modern & Elegant
Great lamp with plenty of light over the dining table. It catches your attention without overwhelming the room.
Unexpected swirls marks on the glass for an Italian lamp but it's impossible to have perfect glass when it is mouth blown.
By: Carlos T., Homeowner (Miami, FL)
High Style / Highly Functional
A great product! Extremely minimalist and flexible. You can easily change the shape of this fixture by moving the arms. I recommend 40W or 60W bulbs. Anything bigger and it will blind you. I love it so much, I bought a second one for another room.
By: DONALD H., Designer (Columbus, OH)
Simple, Minimal, Stylish, and Functional
Awesome looking fixture. Provides high intensity direct light. Not for lighting an entire room, but perfect for over a table or task lighting.
By: DON, Designer (Columbus, Ohio)
We love this light! It came on time and had all it's parts. We had electrician install. It isbeautiful and gives off lots of light.
By: Paula B., Homeowner (Austin)
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