- Flos (1962)
by Achille Castiglioni and Piergiacomo Castiglioni
in 1958, Taccia has been designed
A few years after the creation of its prototype, the table lamp was produced by the manufacturing company
Taccia is composed of a base in anodised extruded aluminium that in some items is varnished in black. On the base there is
a bell-shaped glass cup which has a concave aluminium
white varnished disk on its top.
A light bulb is hidden inside the metal
base which is shaped to form some prominent
ends that facilitate the diffusion of the heath
coming from the light. The
transparent glass bell is placed smoothly on the
base, and can be oriented to direct the light in
Castiglioni during an interview about Taccia
in 1970 said "we regard it as the Mercedes
of the lamps, a symbol of success: maybe because
it looks like a classic column. Of course
we weren't concerned about prestige when we
designed it. We intended to obtain a surface
which would remain chilly".
many other products designed by Achille Castiglioni
Taccia has become an extraordinary design work which does
not conform with any temporary fashion, and today is marketed with an enormous success.