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Taraxacum 88 S1/S2 Suspension Light

Taraxacum 88 S1/S2 Suspension Light

Manufacturer: Flos

Achille Castiglioni revisited his Teraxacum series for Flos in the late 80s, the resulting Teraxacum 88 pendant light makes dramatic use of simple geometric forms.

Taraxacum 88 S1/S2 Suspension Light

Manufacturer: Flos

Achille Castiglioni revisited his Teraxacum series for Flos in the late 80s, the resulting Teraxacum 88 pendant light makes dramatic use of simple geometric forms.

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You cannot make a decorative object without a reason. I say that design is the search for perfection translated into form. - Achille Castigllioni

The original Teraxacum pendant lights designed by Achille Castliglioni and his brother Piercomo for Flos in the 1960s made use of innovative resin spinning techniques to create a futuristic yet organic form. This version, the Teraxacum 88 Suspension light, was designed in the late 1980's and reverts to the most simplistic of geometric arrangements. A series of triangles are linked to create a support for a series of globe bulbs. The result is a timeless design that celebrates pure form and light itself.

The Teraxacum light is available in two versions. The S1 is 80cm in diameter and can hold 60 bulbs. The S2 is 105cm wide in diameter and holds 120 bulbs. The structure provides both direct and reflected light.

  • S1 Dimensions: Dia. 80cm.
  • S2 Dimensions: Dia. 105cm.
  • S1 Recommended light source: 60 x E27 28W or 60 x LED E27 3W.
  • S2 Recommended light source: 120 x E27 28W or 120 x LED E27 3W.
  • Cable length : 400cm.

Please note this fitting is supplied without the bulbs.

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CEO Piero Gandini says"Each time a project is launched, we feel we are about to make the best lamp in the world, that’s it. It's the Flos philosophy."

The 1960's were a period of great experimentation and creativity in Italian lighting design, and there is no company more associated with this innovative period than Flos. Working with designers such as Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni at their creative peak, they developed iconic table lamps such as Taccia and Snoopy as well as the Arco Floor Lamp, one of the world's most desired (and oft-imitated) designs.

Flos is also synonymous with 'The Cocoon Technique', originally used by the US Army as a protective material for packaging, this special resin sprayed on a steel structure gave birth to several iconic pieces designed by the Castiglioni brothers and Tobia Scarpa such as the Taraxacum Pendant Light.   ..

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