Designed by Gino Sarfatti, 1958.
The Mod 2097 Chandelier provides diffused light from 50 lamps set on spidery arms. The steel central structure features brass arms, both available either chromium-plated or gilded. Steel ceiling fitting and canopy. Supplied with 8 feet of field cuttable cable. Select from 2 sizes and 2 finishes.
Material(s): brass, steel
Lamp Type: incandescent
Models: AU140059 AU140057 A1500059 A1500057
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.
Great purchase experience
The time it took to order and go through the purchasing experience was great, I would recommend dealing with Ylighting for future lighting orders. I just had the chandelier hung and it looks wonderful. I'm looking forward to it looking great in my space for many years.
By: Virginia B., Designer (Houston, TX)
Assembly requires patience, but its worth it. Looks fantastic over my dining room table...fantastic.
By: Allan T., Homeowner (Burr Ridge, IL USA)
This chandelier is simply beautiful.
Beautiful, classy and unique.
I did not regret to start the decoration concept from this chandelier piece.I picked the wood flooring and the paint colors while waiting for the delivery.The result for the great room in rectangular shape was just as amazing as I imagine it. In fact, the whole idea was to purchase a second one ( the 30 light bulbs size) as soon as the first is paid.
By: Tina H., Homeowner (Pleasant Hill,CA)
The perfect mid-century chandelier. I love this piece and would buy it again and again for my NYC apartment. It's impeccably made, easy to install, and isn't too large (I have the 30 bulb version) if you want to use it in a modest-sized room.
By: b, Architect (Brooklyn, New York)
A Wonderful Chandelier!!
We purchased this chandelier in brass for over our eat-in kitchen table, but found that the chrome would go better with our Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chairs, so we bought that one also, and sent the brass over to Europe for our other home. It was just so beautiful that we couldn't part with it. The effect is extraordinary and the illumination is both bright and subtle.
By: Kenneth H., Homeowner (Dudley, MA)
Gorgeous chandelier, but FLOS' service can be better.
The assembly and installation was not too hard. 2 of us had no experience with chandelier or light fixture before, but we were able to do it. We hang it over our dinning table and were very happy about how it looked. Our friends were all wow'ed by it.
The only complaint was that when we received it from FLOS the first time, they sent only 25 light bulbs instead of 30. So I had to call YLighting Customer Service to get the remaing 5. Then I found out one of the sockets was not working. The bulb couldn't light up inside of it. I called again and was advised to use a pointed tool to poke inside of the socket. That did the trick. The YLighting Customer Service was very nice throughout, so I don't blame them for those little troubles.
By: Yun H., Homeowner (Hoboken, NJ)
The chandelier is beautiful! We needed something that blended traditional and modern and this fixture hit the nail on the head.
By: Stephanie, Designer
perfect in any room :)
Our interior designer actually recommended this light to us and we love it..I hung the 30 bulb one in our florida room and it looks great...the only drawback is that the exact bulb is hard to find in normal light stores or the home depot i had to order them through ylighting so i suggest you order 10 extra bulbs right off the bat cause although u can find a 15W E14 base bulb the shape is different from the ones made by the usual light bulb companies...other than that i love it and think it worth the trouble for the bulbs
By: Lisa, Homeowner (princeton,new jersey)
It is absolutely beautiful and architectural looking. Very easy to assemble.
By: Lisa, Homeowner (St. Louis, USA)
I have been dreaming of using this chandelier in a client's home for ages and finally had the opportunity! This fixture is spectacular, although you have to put all the pieces together on your own and is definitely a two-person job. The smaller size is quite large, still, but it really is much lighter in person. I used it in a smaller-scaled dining room, but it absolutely works and gives off a great amount of light. I would highly recommend this statement piece! Thanks as always YLighting!
By: Foosology, Designer (Chicago, IL)
This chandelier is a wonderful transitional piece. It looks very modern yet does not look out of place in an older home. I like the open look that it achieves. It's achieves quite a WOW statement.
The sales people and customer service at Ylighting are the best!
By: kelly, (Cupertino, CA)
The pendant has a beautiful, free flowing shape.
This is a beautiful, well made product. Modern look of a classic chandelier.
Great with modern or a mix of old and new.
My preferences is the chrome and the chandelier can be put on a dimmer switch to look like starlights.
By: John E., Homeowner (Miami Beach, Florida)
The Mod Chandelier is is a wonderful classically modern design.
We love our newly installed Mod 2097 Chandelier. It is classically modern with a cleanly polished chrome finish. The design is simple and elegant and has the look of fine craftsmanship that wouldn't be easily imitated.
By: Richard S., Homeowner (Los Angeles, CA)
Haven't had to worry about the cleaning issue as of yet, but the pendant is very attractive and has already generated positive comments from guests. It is easy to install, but the one-page of instructions could easily have been improved upon.
By: Bradley D., Homeowner (Houston, TX USA)
Great product at a great price.
Delivery was very quick.
One criticism:the assembly instructions could be more detailed. They are quite sketchy. A picture of the finished product would be helpful!
By: Pierre C., Homeowner (New York, New York)
Beautiful glowing light from a chandelier that integrates well in a room that mixes the traditional and the contemporary.
The Edison bulbs, the chrome armature and the black wires that loop in graceful curves make for an edgier take on traditional, colonial-style chandeliers. The look works very well with my mix of modern and antique furniture, especially black Windsor dining chairs. The smaller size looks fine in a room with sixteen-foot ceilings. The fixture is on a dimmer, and on low settings the bulbs approximate soft candle-light. Don't plan to use this fixture for task lighting. Ylighting intially forgot to send the Edison bulbs, but amazingly managed to get them delivered the afternoon of the day I called. Great service!
By: Carol, Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
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