Design by Achille Castiglioni, 1996.
The Fucsia series of lights features suspension fixtures providing direct light. Fucsia Eight is 8 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 8 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
Model(s): FU241600 FU241200
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.See other lights/products from Achille Castiglioni
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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excellent application over a dining room table
Product arrived on time and packaging was well done. An electrican assmbled the lights. Looks great in the application we used over a dining room table. We are enjoying looking at the light as form of art when it is on or off and the light it proves ( with dimmer) is perfect.
By:Linda C. , Homeowner (Miami, Fla)
This fixture is functional art that is perfect for a site with views that prefer to remain unobstructed.
By:JMH , Designer (Maine, USA)
I'm addicted to Flos lights and love my new Fuscia 8 lamp fixture over the dining table - great looking, provides nice light.
I have Flos fixtures in many rooms in my house and love them all. The Fuscia lamp is a bit fussy on the install but is great looking and provides nice light. The clear glass is unobtrusive and doesn't block your view across the space. The frosted rim does a nice job of concealing the light source when sitting at the table. There is an opaque rubber ring around the bottom of the glass pendant which acts as a bumper for the multi - lamp fixtures so they don't clink together. I have 3 single lamp Fuscia pendants over the island. I had to exchange the guts on one because the bulb could not be removed - too much play in the connection. I also need to exchange one glass pendant because the bottom rim does not match the other two. All in all - a stunning fixture which people notice and compliment - sure beats the brass and glass it replaced!
By:Ellen K. , Architect (Johnston, IA)
This fixture is a work of art.
Beautiful. Simple. Elegant. Functional. 5 Star lighting.
By:Chapman , Designer
I order this light fixture for my clients dining room. It looks perfect from the picture in the on-line catalog.
By:Marta M. (Miami, FL)
Bettert han expected
looks great and really adds to the kitchen
By:William K. , Homeowner (USA)
Q: Can the Fucsia 8 be used on a sloped ceiling?
A: No, the Fucsia 8 cannot be used on a sloped ceiling.
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