Rare early example of the Taraxacum suspension lamp designed by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and manufactured by Flos, Italy 1960. This iconic chandelier has a unique construction process which allows the lamp shade to have this shape. The hot sprayed fiberglass is heated and sprayed over the structure, it is more flexible when its warm. The inside structure which makes the form, is made of metal wire, coated in white. The spikey form of this shade is very typical for its time, Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni where the first wo invents this way of designing and creating lamps, many companies followed after as this was a popular and cheap way of producing at the time. Although not a lot of other companies could create the forms that Flos was producing, probably their ingredients for the fiberglass shade were better than other which allowed them to create more extravagant shapes. This rare old Taraxacum model is in very good and fully original condition, of course the shade shows a nice patina, but it only adds character and makes the lamp also interesting to look at when its not lit. The fibres are visible in the shade as well, which is a nice feature of the material. The lamp uses an E27 bulb up to 150 watts.
This lamp is checked in our own atelier, cleaned and is suitable for use in the USA. For US usage we could change the plug, or you can get a converter if needed for a floor or table lamp with transformer in it. Feel free to inquire for options.
|Designer:||Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni|
|Materials:||Sprayed fiberglass, metal|
|Condition:||Very good, original|
|Holland / Belgium:||€ Free|
|Europe:||€ 75 - 150|
|Outside Europe:||€ 250 - 450|