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Achille Castiglion­i was a de­signer who saw or­di­nary ob­jects as an im­mense source of in­spi­ra­tion. The Arco floor lamp, de­signed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Ital­ian de­signer’s brother Pier Gi­a­como, was in­spired by a street­light. The dra­matic mas­ter piece is not only cel­e­brated for its time­less beauty, but also for its use­ful­ness. The lamp’s ad­justable arm ex­tends eight feet, pro­vid­ing over­head light­ing at a din­ing ta­ble or sofa with­out re­quir­ing ceil­ing sus­pen­sion. Its Car­rara mar­ble base ce­ments its po­si­tion but the de­sign­ers re­alised that it would be dif­fi­cult to move the 35kg lamp. They placed a hole in the base to ac­com­mo­date a broom han­dle to as­sist lift­ing and mov­ing. This is a fea­ture that is of­ten omit­ted from fake de­signs.

The Flos Arco floor lamp is avail­able from Space.

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