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The beginnings of Flos (meaning "flower" in Latin) blossomed from a brilliant idea; to create objects, starting with a light bulb, that would change the way of life for both the Italian market and the foreign markets.

Flos developed over the years with different designers and then in 1985, Sergio Gandini met a young Philippe Starck, and accepted to manufacture his fairy-tale lamp, Ara.

Then in the 2000's, under Piero Gandini's management, Flos focused on the harmony between iconic forms, artisan craftsmanship and mass-production technology.  However, the crucial step towards change came with the realization that contemporary objects can be a form of expression, with as many stylistic interpretations as there are languages in the world.

Now in 2017, if the future is now, what will artificial lighting of tomorrow be?

In the Flos vision, there are and always will be totally new types of lighting.  New ones that have to be studied, developed and produced with a radical, groundbreaking attitude, and still balancing it with the cultural rigor on which Flos was founded.

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