The Arco Lamp: design icon

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The Arco Lamp is a cult object, an icon, one of the industrial design products that I find to be the best ever in the history of design.

Designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1962 for the Flos lighting company, it is one of the best known pieces of Italian design in the world and is part of the permanent collection of the Triennale Design Museum in Milan and the MoMA in New York.

Made of marble and steel, it has a simple form and it is rather revolutionary in function.

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The Arco is able to create three-dimension and to illuminate a specific point with a lighting system in suspension even though it is a floor lamp.

This lamp is able to adapt to many contexts, it is more or less contemporary, and it always remains a symbol of beauty and style.

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Personally I find this beautiful product the result of two very successful and creative minds. What fascinates me the most is, besides the assumption concept, it is an elegant line drawn in space by its presence: I find it very “poetic.” The Arco has a wonderful design that remains present even though it was created  several decades ago.

What more can I say? Well, if you want to buy it just clickFlos shop

 

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