Named after the loveable "Peanuts" character by Charles M. Schulz, the form of the Snoopy light was inspired by the cartoon dog's protruding nose.
The lamp may look oddly unbalanced at first sight but is in fact perfectly stable because the marble base is counterweighted by the thick glass disk which supports the reflector.
Having distinguished himself throughout his long career with creations imbued with wit and stylish functionalism, Achille Castiglioni once noted: "There has to be irony both in design and in the objects… I see around me a professional disease of taking everything too seriously. One of my secrets is to joke all the time."
This iconic design by the Castiglioni brothers is included in the MoMa's permanent design collection.
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.
White marble base, enamelled black metal reflector, ON/OFF and dimmer located on the marble base
Width 39,4cm, depth 39,4cm, height 36,9cm
1 x max 105W E27 (HSGS halogen)
Made in Italy
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