Piece of Italian design history that is part of the well-known process of testing conducted in 1960 by the Castiglioni brothers, of reinventing a material used in other contexts and scaling it according to the object in question. It was a patent of the Merano-based company Heisenkeil and acquired by Flos, for sprayed polymer plastic fibres that only subsequently solidify to form a strong, flexible membrane. The Castiglioni brothers saw this material used on American military vehicles to protect jeeps and tanks from the effects of bad weather and salt spray, and decided to use it for their lamps with a steel wire structure covered by sprayed resin.
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|Name||Taraxacum 2 Large Suspension Lamp|
|Product Code||F7402009 LED|
|Indoor / Outdoor||Indoor|
|Net Weight||2.8 Kg|
|Dimensions||Pendant Diameter: 34.25 inch, Pendant Height: 25.19 inch, Max Reach from Ceiling to Pendant: 182.67 inch|
|Wattage||LED 13W E27 - 1400lm 2700K [e] cod. RF26065 Dimm|
|Cord Length||Max 3.99 Meter|
|Material||White powder coated internal steel structure sprayed with a unique cocoon resin to create the diffuser which is then protected by a transparent sprayed on finish.|
Achille Castiglioni was born in Milan in 1918. As early as 1940 he dedicated himself to testing industrial production with brothers Livio (1911-1979) and Pier Giacomo (1913-1968). After graduating in architecture in 1944, he began research into shapes, techniques and new materials, aimed at developing an integral design process. He was one of the founders of ADI in 1956. 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. In 1987, he received an Honorary Degree from the Royal College of Art (London). He won numerous awards including 9 Compasso d'Oro awards. Achille Castiglioni died in 2002.View All Products
Born in 1913, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni graduated from the Department of Architecture at Milan Polytechnic in 1937 and established the "Architecture, Urban Buildings and Research into Industrial Design". He co-wrote a libel on the Milan Town Planning Scheme: "Fifty Significant Squares in the Milan of the Future" with the architect Carlo Pagani in 1938. He was a Lecturer and Assistant in Architectural Composition, Professor in Drawing and Relief Work at the Milan Faculty of Architecture. Pier Giacomo Castiglioni received numerous prizes and awards, including the compasso d'oro in 1955, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1967, 1979. He died in 1968. His works have been displayed and are currently being exhibited at: Museum of Modern Art, New York, Royal Institute of British Architects (London) Musee des Arts Decoratifs (Paris), Palais du Centenaire (Brussels), Modern Art Museum, Sao Paulo (Brazil), Prima Esposicion de disegno industrial di Buenos Aires (Argentina).View All Products