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Taraxacum Pendant Light

Taraxacum Pendant Light

Manufacturer: Flos

The Teraxacum Pendant Light is a mid century Italian design classic devised by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos. It uses the 'cocoon' technique first developed by the US Military during WWII to create the famous spun resin shape.

Taraxacum Pendant Light

Manufacturer: Flos

The Teraxacum Pendant Light is a mid century Italian design classic devised by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos. It uses the 'cocoon' technique first developed by the US Military during WWII to create the famous spun resin shape.

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In the early 1960's the Castiglioni brothers became fascinated with a US Military packaging technique invented during the Second World War. This 'Cocoon' method involved spraying a metal frame with resin to create a lightweight freeform shape.

The duo became determined to make use of this technology in the the context of lighting and the Teraxacum pendants were born. A white powder coated internal steel structure sprayed with the unique cocoon resin to create the diffuser which is then protected by a transparent sprayed on finish. The results were incredibly futuristic for their time and put the Castiglionis and Flos at the forefront of the Italian explosion of design creativity in the post war years.

The Teraxacum Pendant is available in two versions. Teraxacum 1 is smaller pendant, measuring 68cm diameter at it's widest point. The larger Teraxacum 2 measures 87cm in diameter.

  • Taraxacum 1 Dimensions: Dia.68 x H.50 cm.
  • Taraxacum 2 Dimensions: Dia.87 x H.64 cm.
  • Recommended light sources: 1 x E27 Max 100W or 1 x LED E27 Max 8W
  • Cord length is 400cm.
Flos Teraxacum Cocoon Pendant Lights 1 And 2 Achille Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Flos Teraxacum Cocoon Pendant Light 60S Achille Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Flos Teraxacum Cocoon Pendant Light 3 Achille Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
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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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