There are many lighting manufacturers that exist though only a few have continued to rule the roost. What makes them stand out and how have they managed to survive for so long? The answer is through ingenuity and innovation. Refusing to compromise on quality is another big factor, paving the way for these companies to make a rock solid name for themselves.
One manufacturer that has withstood the test of time is Flos, an Italian company. Founded back in 1962, it is known for producing world-class lamps including Flos Arco, Flos Archimoon and Flos Romeo. These designer pieces are sought after by the wealthy as not many of the company’s products come cheap. As long as Flos continues to produce light fixtures with the same dedication it does, it will continue to head the list of renowned lighting manufacturers.
The Castiglioni brothers were the brains behind many of the designer creations, all of which continue to be produced till today. Amazingly, Flos still manages to sell almost the same number of products it did back when it took off.
Flos Arco continues to remain popular and it’s no surprise. The lamp is beautifully designed to be a classy and elegant addition to home décor. The floor lamp incorporates Italian Carrara marble, mined from the town of Carrara in the Italian Alps. The Arco provides direct lighting and can be adjusted according the height needed. The stem is constructed out of stainless steel in three pieces to allow for easy movement.
Flos Archimoon is another popular creation by the company. It is a desk lamp designed by Philippe Starck and sports a shade made out of acid etched borosilicate glass. It has an internal diffuser as well as an outer shade made out of molded polycarbonate. An aluminum finish is sealed between the two layers, making the Archimoon a strong fixture.
Last but far from the least is the Flos Romeo, a classic lamp also designed by Philippe Starck. It has a diffuser which provides ample soft lighting to interiors. Perfect for dining rooms where light plays a major role, the Romeo has a unique shade that allows the lamp to glow in the dark even with the lights off.