Milan 2013: Flos

Milan 2013: Flos

Seen today at Euroluce, the lighting show at Salone del Mobile, Milan furniture fair, among lighting brand Flos‘ many introductions were Philippe Stark’s KiKi pictured above, Frank Sinnaeve and Stephan Gunst’s architectural lighting Moonline and the never disappointing Michael Anastassiades’ String Light.

flos02 frank sinnaeve stephan gunst moonline

flos03 Michael Anastassiades string light

When speaking about the String Light, London-based Anastassiades says, “Every time I take the train, I sit by the window and watch the series of perfectly parallel strings connecting the pylons, as we move at high speed. I love the way they divide the landscape and how spheres are occasionally beaded through the wires at random intervals. I also love how, in Mediterranean cultures, strings of lights are stretched between posts to mark an outdoor space for an evening party in a village square. And finally, I love how human ingenuity works around problems created by everyday things in the house (like switches and power points) that others have chosen to position where we don't want them.”

About the Manufacturer: In 1971 FLOS opened its first subsidiary in Germany. In 1974 it purchased Arteluce, a historical brand founded in 1939 by Gino Sarfatti, and opened a new factory in Bovezzo, just outside the city of Brescia. During the 1990s the lighting company expanded its contract-related presence, launching a division focused on turnkey solutions. Piero Gandini, Sergio's son, has been FLOS President and CEO ever since 1999. The tradition of collaborating with highly-talented professionals also extends to FLOS promotional activities.

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