• Arco floor lamp, 1962, Achille castiglioni, Flos
  • Arco floor lamp, 1962, Achille castiglioni, Flos

Arco floor lamp, 1962

Arco floor lamp by Achille Castiglioni for Flos.

The Arco floor lamp has been in continuous production since 1962 and now considered a design classic. Every part of the design has a function.

"We were thinking about a lamp that shines light onto a table. They already existed, but you had to walk around them. To leave enough space around the table, the base had to be at least two meters away. Which was how the idea for Arco came into being. We wanted to make it with commercially available parts and we found that curved steel angle iron worked perfectly well. Then there was the problem of the counterweight: a heavy-weight was needed to support it all. Our first thought was concrete, but then we chose marble because the same weight took up less space, and also because we could obtain a better finish for a lower cost. In Arco nothing is decorative: even the bevelled corners on the base have a function, which is not to hurt us; even the hole isn’t a flight of fantasy, but to make it easier to lift the base.” Achille Castiglioni.

The Arco floor lamp is also available in a multichip LED model at an additional cost.

Bulb (not included):
1 x 10W E27 965lm 2700K CRI80 
1 x LED 10W E27 965lm 2700K CRI80( LED model only).

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Arco floor lamp by Achille Castiglioni for Flos.

The Arco floor lamp has been in continuous production since 1962 and now considered a design classic. Every part of the design has a function.

"We were thinking about a lamp that shines light onto a table. They already existed, but you had to walk around them. To leave enough space around the table, the base had to be at least two meters away. Which was how the idea for Arco came into being. We wanted to make it with commercially available parts and we found that curved steel angle iron worked perfectly well. Then there was the problem of the counterweight: a heavy-weight was needed to support it all. Our first thought was concrete, but then we chose marble because the same weight took up less space, and also because we could obtain a better finish for a lower cost. In Arco nothing is decorative: even the bevelled corners on the base have a function, which is not to hurt us; even the hole isn’t a flight of fantasy, but to make it easier to lift the base.” Achille Castiglioni.

The Arco floor lamp is also available in a multichip LED model at an additional cost.

Bulb (not included):
1 x 10W E27 965lm 2700K CRI80 
1 x LED 10W E27 965lm 2700K CRI80( LED model only).

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Height: 240cm
Span: 220cm
Rod height: 151cm - 185cm (adjustable)
Weight: 63.8kg
Cord length: 270cm

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This iconic floor lamp features a genuine Carrara marble base that supports a spun aluminium shade via a curved stainless steel adjustable stem.
The height extends to over 200cm allowing placement of a table or sofa underneath.

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