Taccia, the evolution of an icon
Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni designed the Taccia table lamp in 1962, with the idea of turning a ceiling lamp upside down.
Its distinctive shape and style immediately earned it a place in design history and, over the years, Taccia has become a true ambassador of the Flos cultural identity and values.
Achille Castiglioni described the design in a 1970 interview:
"It is considered the Mercedes of lamps, a symbol of success, perhaps because its base looks like a column. We certainly did not have prestige in mind when we designed it, we just wanted to create a cooling surface that would disperse heat."
The lamp stand was actually designed to resemble a radiator as a way to emphasise its function: the dispersion of the heat emanating from the lamp itself. Its distinctive cup-shaped reflector in blown glass was also an incredible piece of craftsmanship. But like all great designs, Taccia has evolved over the years to embrace progress.
The first new model boasted an LED light source. It was soon followed by a model with a plastic reflector, which had been the original intention of the designer duo. Initially impossible due to heat deformation, LED technology had resolved the issue. Taccia would also be released in a smaller size and different colour options.
Today, as part of an ongoing collaboration with the Fondazione Castiglioni, Taccia is available in a brand-new Matte White finish, which amplifies the pure form and design of the lamp. Once again, Flos reinvents a masterpiece for the contemporary age, yet with the utmost respect for the original. The Taccia story continues.