Design by Rodolfo Dordoni, 2003.
Wall light providing indirect light. Pressure die-cast Zamak alloy structure, matte gray, bronze liquid paint or chrome-plated finish. Molded steel, galvanized white wall attachment containing the wall attachment system as well as the electrical devices.
Pochette - provides indirect up light with a single dimmable light source in the traditional recessed series. ADA compliant.
Dimensions: 7.8"W X 5.7"H X 3.8"Ext
Lamp Type: halogen
Bulbs: 1 X 200W RSC base T3 or T4 halogen; lamp (included)
Listing: UL, ADA
Models: FU970046 FU970057 FU970020
Rodolfo Dordoni, born in 1954 in Milan, became a prominent architect and designer from the legendary stable of the "Milan Elite" which include Antonio Citterio, Castiglioni, and Marco Zanuso.
Originally pursuing architecture and industrial design upon graduating from the Politecnico University in 1979, Rodolfo Dordoni has since discovered a broad spectrum covering architecture, art direction, interior design and product design. In whichever form, Rodolfo Dordoni's design is famed for its formal stringency, elegance, essentiality, and innovative details. Rodolfo Dordoni's personal signature is unmistakable.
After being responsible for the art direction of Artemide (glass collection), Cappellini (from 1979 to 1989), Fontana Arte (furniture collection), Foscarini (lamps), Minotti (since 1998) and Roda (since 2006), Rodolfo Dordoni designs today for various companies, including: Artemide, Cassina, Dornbracht, Driade, Emu, Ernestomeda, Fiam Italia, Flos, Flou, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Jab, MatteoGrassi, Minotti, Molteni, Moroso, Olivari, Pamar, Roda, RB Rossana, Sambonet, Serralunga, The Rug Company, Venini. DORDONI ARCHITETTI, founded in association with architects Alessandro Acerbi and Luca Zaniboni, who worked in Rodolfo Dordoni's studio for many years, focuses its activity on both architectural planning and interior design, all around the world, designing houses and residential buildings, industrial and commercial areas such as offices, stores and showrooms, restaurants, hotels, as well as many exhibit stands for diverse companies in different fields.
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.
I saw this fixture in a high end store in LA and decided to see if I could get a better price on-line, which I did! This is a beautiful design and is very solid and sturdy. We love it!
By: Sarah M., Homeowner (CA)
The appearance of the product exceeds my expectations. It's even more elegant than it appears on the website. Also, it's very well constructed.
The product is outstanding (at a much better price than elsewhere) and the service provided was timely and professional. I'm very happy with the service and the product.
By: David, Designer (Anaheim, CA, USA)
The product is exactly what I expected.
The product is exactly what I expected. It got quickly delivered, in perfect condition due to well packaging.
By: John, Homeowner (NY, NY)
Just what I wanted!
The Pochettes are so contemporary. They provide a nice and unique look to my "family room". They are different and beautiful. I love them!
By: Sara G., Homeowner (Florida, USA)
A fine addition to a dark loft.
Really a nice purchase, gives plenty of light for those smaller areas that were once to dark, without being overwhelming. Please get the up/down a perfect adjunct to your lighting
By: Robert T., Homeowner (cleveland,ohio,usa)
We love them! And so does everyone who visits our box in the sky....
WE have ours in a tall yet a bit narrow hallway...and they do a wonderful job!!!!! Thanks to our architect who found these!!!!
By: CM, Homeowner (New York City)
love it, especially the up/down feature, the look is sleek modern
i have used this fixture on numerous projects, it never fails to impress, the look is sleek modern, order it with the up/down feature and the polished chrome
By: Hal R., Designer (aspen)
Was a perfect solution for our lighting needs.
We were concerned given this was the only light source in the main area of our office. They worked out perfect. The amount of indirect light reflects off the light colored walls and gives an overall good lighting effect.
By: Neighborhood Development, Designer (Chicago, IL)
The picture online does no justice for this piece!
A small piece that makes a very large statement. It is elegant, modern, and functional! We are thrilled and are constantly asked by our guests about it!
By: Alex, (Miami, FL)
It is very disaponting, that as soon as they sell you the product and you place the order. Then they tell you, you have to wait weeks before it arrives.
I will sugest that, you should be honest with the client, and let them know before the do the purchase, tha they will have to wait weeks or month, so that the can decide before.
By: Francisco Gay M., Designer
Good (GREAT) things come in small packages!!
I was concerned when ordering it about the size of the fixture. After recieving and installing the fixture in my clients home, size was of no importance. I could not be more happy with the fixture nor can the client. FLOS is an amazing line with amazing quality.
By: Alex, Designer (Miami, FL)
Sleek & Beautiful -- exactly as pictured -- super cool.
This sconce is sleek and shinny and substantial -- it's actually heavy -- the perfect ambient light source with style and bling.
By: Lauren S., Homeowner (Carlisle,MA)
take another look at this slick beauty
This is a beautiful sculptural piece suitable for indoor lighting which balances cool and hot tones with sleek lines providing a clean finish in a modern setting.
The Pochette Wall Sconce is available in two finishes. We chose chrome to correspond with the fixtures in our bathroom despite the additional cost. For an additional charge, we also chose the up-down version of the light for the interest of the downlight. The downlight is very subtle and projects only a trace of amber light. The filament of the downlight light bulb is also positioned slightly off-centre. Both lights work well on our dimmer switch.
In terms of its finishing, this piece reflects high manufacturing quality. Relative to other less expensive chrome pieces, the edges in this light are well crafted, without any misaligned seams or obtrusive screws.
The application in our home was as a bathroom light above a mirror over a bathroom sink. It would have been best mounted higher than we did, closer to the ceiling rather than directly above the mirror. In our application, our electrician was also not able to mount the light directly over the sink due to the position of the joists, so it is slightly off-center relative to the sink. Ideally, in our project, the sink, wall joists and lighting could be better planned in anticipation of the proper alignment of the light.
By: Christine C., Homeowner (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
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