October 20, 2014

TACCIA™ light - Silver/Black : FLOS

Taccia by Flos

This is the Flos Taccia lamp. The style icon of design lighting from Stardust. Designed by the Castiglioni brothers for Flos in 1962, the Taccia Table Lamp is a practical and elegant piece of design. Taccia is a magnificent Flos lamp by Achille Castiglioni (designed in 1962) which can be used on a table or floor. The Taccia table lamp was designed in 1962 by the brothers Achille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for the Italian lamp manufacturer Flos. The Taccia design lamp with its impressive and timeless design is a real lamp classic from the 1960s. The glass bowl of the Taccia lies loosely and adjustable on top of the massive base and its conic lid made of metal spreads elegant and indirect light. Thanks to its flexibility Taccia is always able to create a comfortable light atmosphere. The Taccia table lamp is still equipped with a conventional dimmer. Castiglioni’s designs were often inspired by (and made use of) everyday items, including aluminium and stainless steel. Others, including the 1957 Stella stool that featured a pivoting bicycle seat mounted on a tubular stem and a cast iron base, were inspired by the designer’s love of wit and paradox. Born in Milan, he studied architecture at the city’s polytechnic, a college he would return to as a tutor in the 1980s. After graduating he established a design studio with his elder brothers, working on commissions for Italian manufacturers during the post-war renaissance. Some of the relationships Castiglioni formed during these early experiences lasted throughout the designer’s lifetime, notably one with Flos, an Italian lighting manufacturer, for whom he developed the Arco floor lamp in 1962. Modelled on a streetlight the lamp could project a light source eight feet away from its marble base. Achille Castiglioni designed the Taccia light for Alessi in collaboration with modern designer FLOS. The playful and easy-to-LOVE lamp was one of the last projects Castiglioni worked on, and is an excellent example of the designer’s minimalist aesthetic. Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) was one of the twentieth century’s most influential industrial designers and was honoured with eight Compasso d’Oro awards during his lifetime. Castiglioni believed that, before designing, a designer had to first analyse how necessary the product was and then fully investigate the means that were available to develop and produce it. A replacement shade is also available as "accessory". Metal reflector with gloss white finish inside and white powder-coated outside. Adjustable hand-blown clear glass diffuser. Matte black or anodized silver extruded aluminium body. Nickel-plated and zapon-varnished polished steel base. A truly spectacular lamp Taccia is made up of a metal reflector with gloss white finish inside and white powder coated outside. The shade is hand blown and is adjustable. Taccia comes with a choice of matt black or anodized silver aluminium body with a standard E27 or LED light source.