"Two spheres just touch each other. One small, in a precious material, placed under the 'shadow' of the large one, in illuminated glass." - M. Anastassiades
FLOS was founded by Dino Gavina and Cesare Cassina in 1962 in order to deliver contemporary lighting in accordance with their modern furniture designs. Their main guiding principles were "collaboration with the most inventive international designers and courage to be daring and provocative, yet uphold the fundamental principles of design". These guidelines are still relevant and can be traced in the entire Flos collection up until the company's latest designs.
From the very beginning FLOS has always been characterized by its high-quality approach towards design and but also towards production.
The result is a catalogue filled with iconic lighting objects that have changed the concept of illumination itself. Testament to this are the numerous awards, critical accolades and inclusions in all the major permanent collections and design museums around the world.
FLOS Lighting's production will continue to be imbued with various design trends that embody their attention to leading-edge research combined with highly-efficient production.
In 2012, FLOS celebrated half a century of excellence in production of designer lighting.
Hand-blown glass opal diffuser and aluminium sphere machined from solid metal