Design by G.L. Arnaldi, P.A.King/SMiranda/G.L.Arnaldi, 1979.
Wall is a wall light providing indirect and diffused light. Acid etched glass diffuser in white/anthracite. Die-cast aluminum arm and backplate with hammered aluminum reflector.
Material(s): Aluminum, Glass
Lamp Type: HALOGEN
Bulbs: 1 X 250W ETB Bayonet base halogen lamp (included)
Perry King was born in London and studied at Birmingham School of Art under Naum Slutsky, after working in the United Kingdom for a short period he moved to Italy in 1964 and began a collaboration with Olivetti which lasted over ten years. In 1975 the Kind and Miranda studio was founded. From the very beginning their work was characterized by the conviction that design is an important part of culture and by the consequent necessity of approaching their work not only with pragmatism and respect for technology but also with respect for those values that are inherent in a vision of design as an integral part of a much wider cultural context.See other lights/products from Perry King
Santiago Miranda was born in Seville in 1947. After completing his studies in his hometown in 1971 he started working in Milan. In 1975 the Kind and Miranda studio was founded. From the very beginning their work was characterized by the conviction that design is an important part of culture and by the consequent necessity of approaching their work not only with pragmatism and respect for technology but also with respect for those values that are inherent in a vision of design as an integral part of a much wider cultural context.See other lights/products from Santiago Miranda
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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