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Taccia Table Lamp

by Castiglioni, from Flos

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taccia table lamp

Design Achille Castiglioni, 1962
Metal, aluminum, glass or PMMA diffuser
Made in Italy by Flos

A shallow aluminum dome, enamelled with white heat-proof paint, is positioned on top of a deep glass bowl and becomes the reflecting screen of the table lamp. A bulb is hidden inside the metal base, which is corrugated to better disperse the bulb's heat. The glass bowl, which rests unattached on the base, moves to adjust the light's direction.

Achille Castiglioni said of Taccia in a 1970 interview: "We consider it the Mercedes of lamps, a symbol of success: perhaps because it looks like the shaft of a classical column. We certainly weren't thinking of prestige when we designed it. We just wanted a surface that would stay cool." Taccia was devised in 1958, designed and prototyped in 1959 and, after several years of study of the prototype by Flos to devise a mass production scheme, produced in 1962.

Taccia features a metal base, aluminum reflector and transparent diffuser. The diffuser is now offered in two choices, hand-blown glass or methacrylate plastic. The base is available in your choice of 3 finishes with an LED light source.

19.5" w | 21.2" h | base: 10.25" h | 7.5" dia. | black cord: 94" L | on/off switch on cord
2700K 2068 lumen CRI93 - 28W LED
taccia with glass shade: 33.73lbs | taccia with pmma shade: 16.76lbs.

$2,190.00 + free curbside delivery delivery in the continental US
(usually ships in 7-10 days)
Achille Castiglioni


Achille Castiglioni (1918 - 2002) was a renowned Italian industrial designer often inspired by everyday things. He made use of ordinary materials, preferring to use minimal materials to create a maximal effect. Born in Milan, Castiglioni studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano University and set up a design office in 1944 with his brothers, Livio Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. The brothers held the viewpoint that design must restructure an object's function, form, and production process. “Start from scratch. Stick to common sense. Know your goals and means,” Castiglioni said. He was best known for his lamps, including Flos, Luminator, Bulb, Arco, and the Snoopy Lamp, inspired by the comics character.
The furniture manufacturers and entrepreneurs Dino Gavina and Cesare Cassina founded Flos which became one of the leading Italian light manufacturers in the second half of the 20th century. Its origins lay in the energy of Arturo Eisenkeil who, in 1959, was seeking to find applications for a new, plastic-based material that he was importing to Italy from the United States. Called cocoon™, it was a spray-on plastic coating that Gavina and Cassina recognized as having potential for lighting design. From the outset, Flos established its reputation through its innovative lighting designs from Achille Castiglioni. The collaboration with Achille Castiglioni continued through the '90s, and in 1992 he introduced the "family of products" concept to the market with the Brera series. At the same time, Flos continued to scout for emerging talent at an international level. The first Philippe Starck lamp was produced in 1998, followed by the Miss Sissi lamp, Romeo Moon, and Archimoon series.



taccia table lamp

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castiglioni masterpiece !
barney mcgillicuddy, more than a month ago.
the taccia lamp is my idea of the holy grail of lamps..... timeless in design and vibe... it looks as modern and contemporary today as it did many moons ago when the castiglioni bros created it. in terms of quality, design and an iconic object, it is hard to beat.
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