October 20, 2014

TOIO™ light - black/red : flos










Flos Toio Floor Lamp. Radical then and now, the provocative Flos Toio Floor Lamp was designed in the 1960s by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castliglioni. Composed of ready-made materials, it includes a 300-watt "car reflector lamp" as a light source. The transformer for the bulb is located at the foot of the steel-plate pedestal and works as a heavy base for the fixture. The hexagonal stem, "as light as a fishing rod," is kept at the desired height by a screw. The electric wire is guided along the stem by three fishing rod rings. The Base Of The Toio Floor Light Is Made Of Edged And Bent Steel, The Structure Of Shaped Steel, Which Is Available In Differently Coloured Lacquer Finishes, Please See The "available Product Types" For Detailed Information. The Hexagonal Shaft Made Of Nickel-plated Brass Serves For Individual Adjustment Of The Diffuser Height. The Toio Floor Lamp Convinces With Its Memorable Design In An Intentionally Industrial Look. Its Unique Outer Appearance Distinguishes The Toio Floor Lamp From A Simple Article Of Daily Use And Makes It A Design Object, Which Sets A Stylish Accent In The Living Room, Dining Room, Or Office. Its Indirect Lighting Creates A Comfortable Room Atmosphere And Lights Up The Room Like An Uplight. The Toio Floor Lamp Was Designed By The Castiglioni Brothers, Achille And Pier, For The Italian Manufacturer Flos: A Classic Since 1962!Toio is another example of the Castiglionis' Ready-made Objects and is a classic icon of 20th century design.