Flos was founded in 1962 in Merano. Since the beginning it enlisted the aid of excellent collaborators, such as Achille Castiglioni, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and Tobia Scarpa. One of the first materials they experimented with was cocoon, a very pliable material made in the USA. In 1964 Sergio Gandini joined the company, and the headquarters were moved to a new site near Brescia. The first Flos retail store, designed by the Castiglioni brothers (Achille and Pier Giacomo), opened in Milan in 1968.
The Company strengths
A catalogue filled with iconic lighting that changed the concept of illumination itself.
Strong symbolic appeal.
Collaboration with the most inventive international designers.
Uncanny ability to spot emerging talent.
Courage to be daring and provocative, yet uphold the fundamental principles of design.
Constant dedication to research into innovative materials and technology.
A vast selection of high quality, innovative lighting designed to fit and enhance any environment, ranging from basic all the way to luxurious.
Products and projects carefully designed and developed to provide perfectly balanced lighting for any space.
Strong commitment to customer service; time-proven dedication to study and develop lighting systems to fit the style of any environment, indoor, outdoor, public or private as it may be.
The ability to evolve without losing sight of its birthright.
Well structured growth, to support ever increasing sales, keep abreast of emerging socio-cultural trends in keeping with the original principles of the company.
A time-honored, proven reference.
Great design and cutting-edge lighting technology that are immediately recognizable.