We get asked about these a lot, and for good reason. The arcing floor lamp has been a fixture of contemporary spaces since Achille Castiglioni unveiled his Arco Lamp, produced by Flos in 1962. Frustrated by the task of illuminating dining tables in which ceiling electrical outputs were nowhere close to the centre of the table, Castiglioni sought to create a solution. The Arco was that very solution, allowing a suspended source of illumination for areas that may not be conducive for a pendant. The iconic arc has since been remade, rethought and revisited by designers and architects throughout the years, developing the concept of the arcing floor lamp into something new and something special with each new transformation.

Here, we’ve compiled a list of some our favourites since 1962. Beginning with the obvious….

Flos’s Arco Floor Lamp designed by Achille Castiglioni

Foscarini’s Twiggy Floor Lamp designed by Marc Sadler

Fontana Arte’s Yumi Floor Lamp designed by Shigeru Ban

Artemide Tolomeo Mega Floor Lamp designed by Michele de Lucchi & Giancarlo Fassina

Itre’s Promoteo Floor Lamp designed by Alberto Basaglia, Natalia Rota Nodari , 2009

Aureliano Toso’s Bow Floor Lamp by Valerio Cometti

Vibia’s Balance Floor Lamp designed by Jordi Vilardell

Nemo’s Hydra Floor Lamp designed by Carlo Forcolini

Diesel by Foscarini Fork Floor Lamp

Morosini’s Fog Floor Lamp designed by Andrea Lazzari and Massimo Tonetto




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