Arco lamp by Achille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos : functional elegance sums up this fantastic floor lamp designed by Achille Castiglioni for Flos in 1962. The Arco lamp is a superbly executed work of art which duals as a stylish modern floor lamp; it features our favorite material by far; Italian Carrara marble. Carrara is a town in the Italian Alps where the quarries are located which produce this fantastic marble. The marble (Michelangelo’s favorite) from this area has been used in Italy since Roman times. Every time we see a Flos lamp in person, its quality and design features leave us astounded – a big word, but the only right word – to describe these fantastic modern lamps.The Arco lamp was designed byAchille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglionii for Flos in 1962. The Arco lamp is a floor lamp which provides direct light and satisfies the request of direct illumination without the need to fix it to the ceiling. Most rooms have the electrical output for a ceiling lamp right in the middle of the ceiling, but most dining tables are not placed in the middle of a room. Achille Castiglioni was unhappy because of the cable going from the output to the position where the pendant lamp is fixed to illuminate the table. For this reason he designed the Arco lamp, together with Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. Original Price: $2,970.00
Asking Price: $1,800.00 o.b.o
Condition: Fair – Has a few scratches in the marble. A missing bolt that attaches the stem to the base.