Classic table and floor lamp
In 1958 Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni designed the Taccia table and floor lamp for Flos . Today the classic shines with state-of-the-art LED technology.
In an interview from 1970, old master Achille Castiglioni said about the Taccia :"For us it is the Mercedes-Benz under the lights; a symbol of success, possibly because the base resembles an ancient pillar. When we designed the Taccia light "However, the prestige was not in the foreground. We were essentially concerned with a surface that remains cool".
The Castiglionis conceived the concept of Tacchia in 1958, and the prototype was presented a year later. However, the manufacturer Flos took a long time to check the design before the start of serial production of the Tacchia lamp in 1962. A good decision, because the lamp from Flos to shine today, even as an energy-efficient Taccia LED.
The reflector of the Taccia table and floor lamp has a glossy white lacquered inner surface and a white powder-coated outer surface. The adjustable diffuser is made of hand-blown, transparent glass, the lamp body made of black or silver anodized cast aluminum. The base is made of polished, nickel-plated and zapon-lacquered steel. Switching on and off takes place via a switch on the electrical cable.
Theclassic luminaire offers indirect and reflective lighting as well as an adjustable glass diffuser: the LED lamp in the base illuminates the reflector plate from the inside, which then reflects the light in the desired direction. Despite its rather unusual way of generating light, the Taccia LED is suitable for various purposes: as a desk lamp for working, on the chest of drawers in the living room or bedroom as ambient lighting or as a floor lamp to illuminate the floor directly and thus illuminate hallways, for example .