Arco Lamp is a lamp designed in 1962 from Achille Castiglioni.
A ground lamp Direct light, with a base constituted by a parallelepiped of marble 65 kg, which supports an adjustable arcuate stainless steel rod to the desired height.
The dome is formed by a perforated cap to facilitate cooling of the lamp holder and by a movable ring that allows to adjust the position.
Arco Lamp is one of the Italian design icons of the second half of the twentieth century, A real example of a modern classic.
The brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni drew this lamp inspired by the street lamps. Each light element is purely functional and not decorative, the hole on a marble base, for example, by inserting inside a fairly sturdy stick, is used to move the lamp in another place of the house, also the chamfers on the corners of the base are not decorative, but avoid the danger of the angles acute.
The first idea of the Castiglioni brothers was to realize the concrete base, but then the marble was chosen because at equal weight had a smaller volume and could ensure better at a lower cost finish.
Achille Castiglioni It is one of the most influential figures in the history of Italian design, His works are exhibited in museums around the world, most notably the MoMa in New York that exposes 14.