One of the most important industrial designers of the 20th century, Achille Castiglioni is perhaps best known for the visionary lamps he created for FLOS. A master of modern lighting, he often adapted, referenced, or improved upon existing objects in his inventive, witty work. Castiglioni and his brother, Pier Giacomo, designed the Snoopy table lamp in 1967. With a black enameled reflector and white marble base, it was named for its similarity to Charles Schultz’s cartoon dog.
Established in 1962 in Merano, Italy, FLOS' founding members Achille and Pier Giacomo made a splash in the design world when they introduced pieces like the Arco floor lamp and Taraxacum pendant.
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