Born in Milan in 1918, Achille Castiglioni graduated in architecture in 1944 and dedicated himself to architecture, urban planning and design with his brothers Livio ((1911-1979) and Pier Giacomo (1913-1968). Together they experimented with new forms, techniques and materials, aimed at developing a process of "integral design". In 1969 he was nominated Professor of Artistic Industrial Design; he chaired the Faculty of Architecture in Turin until 1980 and taught in Milan until 1993 as Professor of Industrial Design at the Polytechnic of Milan. MoMA’s permanent collection in New York holds fourteen of their works.
A street light inspired the iconic "Arco", a suspension lamp that sits on the floor on an extremely heavy marble base. The hole in the base is to insert a sturdy broomstick for carrying. Castiglioni once said of the base: "Our first idea was concrete, but we chose marble because it gave us the same weight in a smaller volume and a better finish for a lower cost. Nothing in Arco is decorative. Even the bevelled corners of the base are functional, they avoid sharp angles, which could be dangerous." Castiglioni designed Arco exclusively for flos and has been in continuous production since 1962. Arco is a design landmark which continues to inspire and excite new generations.
This loft is fun, happy, and full of life. Great unusual design The Arco Floor Lamp, powerful visual senses have to pay attention, it has its own unique charm and originality. In this space, the various textures and hues of wood work beautifully with the exposed brick. The various metal, leather, and artistic artifacts are brilliantly placed together to create an entertaining atmosphere similar to an amusement park placed in an environment built for relaxation and living.