- Volume m3 :0.1230
- Width : 212 cm
- Height : 225 cm
- Depth : 32 cm
- Designers :A. and P. Castiglioni
- Italian design from 1962
- Featured in blockbuster the Italian Job
- Marble base weighing 66 kilos
- 30 days free returns
This timeless classic is possibly one of the best-known lights ever. Immortalised on the silver screen in blockbusters such as Diamonds Are Forever and The Italian Job, the design is still as popular today as it was 50 years ago. From its marble base to the polished aluminium shade, every detail of our Castiglioni Arco style lamp has been carefully reproduced by hand. The 2-meter reach of the arch cleverly provides overhead lighting without requiring ceiling suspension. It is fully adjustable and has a swivelling shade for precise lighting control.
THE STORY BEHIND THE CASTIGLIONI ARCO LAMP
The Castiglioni Arco lamp was designed in 1962 by two brothers, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. Created for Italian lighting specialists, Flos, the Castiglioni Arco Lamp was modelled on a streetlight and made to project light eight feet from its marble base. The Castiglioni Arco Lamp is one of a group of products that the Castiglioni brothers developed by adapting everyday objects.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
A.AND P. CASTIGLIONI
Achille 1918-2002 (Italy) - Pier Giacomo 1913-1968 (Italy)
Since 1940, Archille had dedicated himself to experimenting on industrial products with his brothers Livio (1911-1979) and Pier Giacomo. They focused on Urban Planning, Architecture and Design and worked towards developing a process of integral design. This meant considering how each component within the process would work in conjunction with one another, from the materials through to production.
“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.”