German Design Award

The company of Flos received one of the coveted prizes at this year’s presentation of the German design award. FLOS is a well known Italian manufacturer of high-priced designer luminaires. The company was founded in 1962 by Dino Gavina and Cesare Cassina in Merano. The goal of the designers was to design modern lights and to turn the world of lighting with new ideas. This gathered several innovative designers to sign up and began to experiment with new materials. Among them was also the material of cocoon, which they discovered in the United States and offered unique plastic possibilities to implement their ideas under the name of Flos. Gavina and Cassina’s group quickly made a name in the industry and Flos soon stand for innovative design and good quality.

Provocation as a premise of Flos is internationally very successful and this success is based first and foremost on the maxim of provoking and at the same time not hurting the principles of design. This is a difficult level hike, the Flos dominated like no other company. The designers at Flos have courage to extraordinary creativity repeatedly proved since the founding of the company. To maintain this course, Flos always observed the global design scene to discover new talents and to enter partnerships with renowned designer. So cooperating Flos in 1988 with the award-winning designer Philippe Starck, who established among other things the private rooms of the former French President Francois Mitterand. More than just lighting Flos has made international reputation if it is also because the company designs not only lights to lighting, but offers complete lighting solutions. Some of the latest projects of this kind are the Palazzo Grassi in Venice or the archives of the city of Amsterdam. Such projects enable Flos publicly to demonstrate its expertise and is excellent at the same time intrinsically advertising that has made worldwide one of the most successful light manufacturer Flos. Karoline Bleibner this post was written by: lamps