Arriba

Prometemos enviarte las mejores noticias sobre del mundo de Flos y el diseño, nada de correo basura.

Filtrar por diseñadores
Todos,
Filtrar por familias
Todos,
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-00c

Flos Stories Issue one: Together

The decision to call the first issue of the new Flos Stories ‘Together’ was made a month before lockdown began. The idea was to tell stories of connection—between light, people, objects, and spaces. Day by day, we’re learning how to exist in the same space with others, we’re finding unexpected synergies, and we’re developing new ways of being together

Creative Director Apartamento Studios
Managing Editor Hannah Martin
Art Director Omar Sosa
Graphic Design Ángel Cánovas
Project Management Melek Kücükaksu
Photography Santi Caleca, Gregory Civera, Alecio Ferrari, Osma Harvilahti, Gerhardt Kellermann, Tommaso Sartori, Scheltens & Abbenes
Acknowledgements B&B Italia, Barber and Osgerby, Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura, Edoardo Monti, Scheltens & Abbenes, Vincent Van Duysen

Coordinates at Cristallerie Fratelli Livellara, Milan

At Cristallerie Fratelli Livellara, a former glass manufacturer on the outskirts of Milan, photographer Tommaso Sartori chronicles Coordinates, a new Flos lighting system by Michael Anastassiades. Inside the 1920s, Futurist-inspired factory, these modern works of industrial design find effortless equilibrium.

 

stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-02
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-03a
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-03b
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-03c
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-04a
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-04b
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-04c

Vincent Van Duysen. Alone With Ourselves

Our existence has come to a screeching halt. Recent global events represent a deafening wake-up call. Our lives, once characterised by interaction with others, are now spent in confinement, a kind of self-togetherness. But restraint is not always detrimental. There’s a silver lining. This is the time to reconnect with our inner selves, a time for self-reckoning, a zenith of awareness.

stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-05a
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-05b
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-05c

Palazzo Monti

In a 13th century Italian palazzo in Brescia, Edoardo Monti has established a dynamic artist residency, bringing together creatives from around the world. We caught up with him in May, just as Italy emerged from its two-month lockdown, to talk about building community, the future of art shows, and what it’s really like to be quarantined in a palazzo.

stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-06
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-07a
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-07b
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-07c
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-08a
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-08b
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-08c

Michael Anastassiades. Things That Go Together

In the midst of organising a career retrospective at the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre in 2019, Cyprus-born designer Michael Anastassiades scrapped all the scenography plans. Instead, he displayed more than 100 objects—lights, tables, collections of stones and tools, models for a drinking fountain—more democratically, in casual groupings on the floor.

stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-09
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-10a
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-10b
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-10c

Under Construction

Photographer Alecio Ferrari and set designers Studio Fludd infiltrate the Flos factory, mixing lamp components from Lampadina by Achille Castiglioni (soon available in six new colours)—with found objects to create dreamy compositions.

stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-11
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-12a
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-12b
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-12c

Ricardo Bofill’s Casa Familiar

As humans, we crave togetherness. With family, with friends, with the people we love. But, for many of us, time in quarantine has taught us something: we also need a bit of privacy. When, in 1973, Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill and his father, Emilio, created a summer house in Mont-ras, a few kilometres from the Costa Brava, they had this in mind. The radical home they built didn’t propose 24/7 family time. Rather, it suggested a harmonious balance between being together and being apart.

 

stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-14
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-15
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-16a
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-16b
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-16c

Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes

The photographs of Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes are at once reproductions of strikingly familiar scenes and abstract paintings made up of colour and line. They tempt the spectator to look at the world with different eyes; to go beyond what he already knows and piece together a personal narrative.

stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-19
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-21a
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-21b
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-21c

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. Questionnaire

For more than two months, industrial designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby haven’t been in the same room. Still, from their respective London homes, they have batted around ideas on everything from bathroom design to lighting. We asked the duo to fill out a short questionnaire during their time apart. Turns out they’re still pretty much on the same page.

 

stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-22
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-23a
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-23b
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-23c
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-24a
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-24b
stories-flos-stories-issue-1-flos-24c

Creative Director Apartamento Studios
Managing Editor Hannah Martin
Art Director Omar Sosa
Graphic Design Ángel Cánovas
Project Management Melek Kücükaksu
Photography Santi Caleca, Gregory Civera, Alecio Ferrari, Osma Harvilahti, Gerhardt Kellermann, Tommaso Sartori, Scheltens & Abbenes
Acknowledgements B&B Italia, Barber and Osgerby, Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura, Edoardo Monti, Scheltens & Abbenes, Vincent Van Duysen