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Taccia Flos Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the excellence of a timeless classic

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Taccia Flos Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the excellence of a timeless classic it has been modified: 2013-05-29 di ARClickDesign.com

Taccia Flos - Designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1958, the project and the prototype are defined in 1959 Be silent and after a few years is realized by Flos a pattern of mass production that leads to the production in 1962.

Be silent Flos lamp is composed of a base made of anodized extruded aluminum (also painted black), on the basis rests a bell jar glass deep on top of which there is a concave disk enameled aluminum with white paint.

An incandescent light bulb is hidden inside the base metal, profiled with projections to improve the diffusion of heat bulb. For several years is also produced a version with LED light source.

The bell of translucent glass lamp Flos Taccia rests freely on the base and can be oriented to direct the light diffusion.

Achille Castiglioni said to be silent in an interview in 1970: "we consider the Mercedes of the lamps, a symbol of success, perhaps because it looks like a classical column. Certainly we were not thinking about the prestige when we designed it. We wanted to obtain a surface that remained cold. "

How many of the projects conceived "by Castiglioni" Be silent Flos became an exemplary piece and "out of time", still produced and marketed with great success.

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