Bibliotheque National, Flos
design by Philippe Starck. Floor lamp with diffuse light. Base, rod stand and diffuser stand in chrome-plated die-cast zinc. Base cover in zinc-plated P04 steel sheet. Internal diffuser and lamp-holder stand in opal coloured injection die-stamped PC. The external diffusers are available in matching PVC fabric, injection die-stamped methacrylate with clear or smoke-grey finish, or in silver or bronze on the inner surface, by vacuum aluminum coating. Upper ring in clear injection die-stamped PC. Brackets in polished stainless steel. A USB outlet placed on the base enables the most common smartphones and tablets to be recharged (max 2A).
Bibliotheque National by Flos official dealer, 2 years warranty.
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The beginnings of Flos (meaning “flower” in Latin) blossomed from a brilliant idea: to create objects, starting with a light bulb, that would change the way of life for both the Italian market and the foreign markets. Dino Gavina and the small Eisenkeil manufacturing facility in Merano, had already been creating furniture alongside design masters such as Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Afra and Tobia Scarpa. But by the early ‘60s, Gavina became convinced the time had come to create new lamps. Using the same technology – conceived in the USA and tested at Eisenkeil – used for the Cocoon lampthe Castiglioni brothers and the Scarpa duo began creating lamps such as the Taraxacum or the Fantasma, with many other beautiful and surprising lamps to follow. And so, from day one, Flos was already reinventing the idea of artificial lighting.