The beginnings of Flos (meaning “flower” in Latin) blossomed from a brilliant idea: to create objects, starting with a light bulb, that would change the way of life for both the Italian market and ultimately for the foreign markets. Dino Gavina and the small Eisenkeil manufacturing facility in Merano, had already been creating furniture alongside design masters such as Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Afra and Tobia Scarpa. But by the early ‘60s, Gavina became convinced the time had come to create new lamps. Using the same technology – conceived in the USA and tested at Eisenkeil – used for the Cocoon lamp, the Castiglioni brothers and the Scarpa duo began creating lamps such as the Taraxacum or the Fantasma, with many other beautiful and surprising lamps to follow. And so, from day one, Flos was already reinventing the idea of artificial lighting – in the form of pendants, office lighting systems, table lamps, outdoor lighting and floor lights.
Currently, Flos works with iconoclastic designers such as Nendo, Tobia Scarpa, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Michael Anastassiades and Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. Some of their famous products are available for viewing in our showroom, such as the Serena table lamp, Copycat light, Bon Jour lamp, IC light and Aim pendant system.