-Arc Floor Lamp was designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1962.
-Inspired by the design of a streetlight, the Castiglioni brothers¡¯ dramatic steel and marble Arco Floor Lamp provides overhead lighting without requiring ceiling suspension.
-Supported by a weighty marble base, the Lamp¡¯s polished stainless steel shade extends eight feet into a space, leaving room for a dining table or sofa to be positioned underneath the light source.
-To make the Lamp easier to carry and move, the designers placed a hole in the base that accommodates a broom handle. The edges of the marble block are beveled, which might appear to be decorative, but the real reason the brothers removed the block¡¯s sharp corners was for safety.
-Designed by Achille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, the Arco Lamp is one of the classics of modern lighting design and is part of MoMA¡¯s permanent collection.
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Achille Castiglioni He was born in Milan in 1918 and graduated with a degree in architecture in 1944.
As early as 1940 he dedicated himself to testing industrial production with brothers Livio (1911-1979) and Pier Giacomo (1913-1968).After graduating, he began research into shapes, techniques and new materials, aimed at developing an integral design process.
In 1969, he was authorized by the Ministry of Education to teach "Artistic Design for Industry" and was a professor at Turin´s Faculty of Architecture until 1980 and then professor of "Industrial Design " in Milan until 1993
Since 1950 he has worked in the area of testing and research into outfittings and presentations for exhibitions (Triennale di Milano, Montecatini, Agip, Rai)
He was one of the founders of ADI in 1956.
MoMA in New York features 14 of his works.Other works can be found at:Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Kunstgewerbe Museum (Zurich), Staatliches Museum fur Angewandte Kunst (Munich), Museo del Design (Prato), Uneleckoprumyslove Prague Museum, Israel Museum (Jerusalem), The Denver Art Museum, Vitra Design Museum (Weil am Rhein), Angewandte Kunst Museum (Hamburg and Cologne).