16 May 2011

Beautiful lighting from Flos

One of the reasons I like going to New York so much is that all of the objects I normally see only in catalogs are there, in person, in a showroom somewhere. I spend a lot of time poking through lighting showrooms in Manhattan and a couple of weeks ago I walked into Italian Manufacturer Flos' showroom on Greene Street in Soho.

There I met Marcel Wanders' Skygarden.

At first glance it looks like any number of half-dome suspended lights on the market. Upon closer inspection however, Skygarden's underside is a riot of nearly baroque activity.

Stunning work. What do you think?


  1. How timely; you always make me feel so of the moment Paul. I just bought (yesterday) a Flos Frisbi light to replace the one I carelessly gave away with a house in the '90s. The baroque finish to this one is beautiful if a little de trop for my low ceilinged needs.


  2. Delectable if you are into 'nearly' baroque influence. -Brenda-

  3. I appreciate the directness of the down-lighting enabled by this fixture without it being a spot.

    There is not any "overflow up-lighting" - very handy in those areas where you for whatever reason, don't want any up-light.

  4. I think it is WAY clever - I love it!

  5. It's glorious stuff. Go to that showroom the next time you're in New York.


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