"Banker’s lamps are one of the earliest kinds of electric lamps. They were made as early as the 1800s. Typically produced of a solid brass base and a green glass shade and functioned as accent or task lighting. Originally they were used by bankers, who worked long hours, looking at small numbers. They needed extra light on their desk to make their job a little easier. "Goldman", named after an investment banking firm, was designed as a step in the evolution of this traditional lamp. Injected with high technology and slick lines." Ron Gilad
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.
Frame in aluminium, diffuser in methacrylate, dimmable with the "Soft Touch" technology. A USB socket on the back of the base enables to recharge the most common smartphones and tablets (max 1.5A)
Brass body and green diffuser
Nickel body and smoked black diffuser
Width 25,5cm, depth 15cm, height 40cm
Cord length 250cm
42 LED - 5W - 420lm total - 2700K - CRI85
Made in Italy
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