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

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Taccia Flos - Designed by Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni in 1958, the Taccia project and prototype were defined in 1959 and after a few years a mass production scheme was created by Flos which led to production in 1962.

The Taccia Flos lamp is composed of a base made of anodized extruded aluminum (also painted black), on the base there is a deep glass bell jar on the top of which there is a concave disk in enamelled aluminum with white paint.

An incandescent bulb is hidden inside the metal base, profiled with protrusions to improve the diffusion of the bulb's heat. The version with LED light source has also been produced for some years.

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 of Taccia in a 1970 interview: “we consider it the Mercedes of lamps, a symbol of success: perhaps because it resembles a classic column. We certainly weren't thinking about prestige when we designed it. We wanted to get a surface that remained cold. "

Like so many of the projects conceived by the Castiglioni family, Taccia Flos has become an exemplary and “timeless” piece, still produced and marketed with great success today.

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