Flos celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of the legendary Arco floor lamp with a limited edition exclusively available online. Designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1962, the same year that Flos itself was founded, Arco holds a special place in homes and hearts all over the world. The Arco K 2022 Limited Edition revisits the iconic floor lamp that revolutionized the design world.
The new crystal base supports a spun aluminum reflector via a curved stainless steel adjustable stem, allowing the lamp to offer both direct and indirect light. The height extends to almost 7-feet, allowing for easy placement of a couch or table underneath.
INSPIRATION BEHIND THE DESIGN
The Castiglioni brothers drew their inspiration for the Arco lamp from something they saw every day: a streetlight. Using commercially available parts, they set out to design a piece that was technically innovative and visually appealing—a lamp that was functional but wouldn’t need to be stepped around. They finished it with a marble base, knowing that the same weight would take up less space, allowing the Arco to live in—not take over—the room it illuminated.