Flos unveiled its 2019 collections recently at the annual Salone del Mobile. Three collections – Flos Home, Architectural and Outdoor – were presented at the 4,000-square-meter booth of the newly formed Design Holding group, which made its debut at the Milan fair.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the brand, the stand featured a myriad of lighting systems created by guest designers. Among them are Michael Anastassiades, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Antonio Citterio, Formafantasma, Piero Lissoni, Nendo, Philippe Starck and Patricia Urquiola.
For the occasion, Flos also launched the re-edition of its cult “Chiara” lamp, designed in the 1960s by Mario Bellini. The “Bulbo” lamp will also be released as part of the new 2019 collections. The item was created in 1957 by Italian architect and designer brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni.
Highlights of the new collections include Philippe Starck’s “In Vitro” series – which consists of four bronze and silver aluminum lanterns, coming in different sizes – and the suspended lighting system “Belt” created by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. “Belt” features a system of leather-wrapped LED modules secured by buckles. Tokyo-based design studio Nendo also created “Haeru,” a lamp embedded into a three-legged table.
Last September, the Italian lighting company joined forces with B&B Italia and fellow lighting brand Louis Poulsen to form Design Holding. The new furniture and lighting group aspires to become the European rival to the American giant Haworth.