Gun Bedside Information:
Gun from Flos is a new collection of table and floor lamps. Inspired from the wars and conflicts in the middle east. The guns are finished in a high polished gold to symbolize the military-industrial complex, while their black shades signify death. Small, smoked crosses line the inner portion of the shades, miniature graveyards that remind users that the next passing could be their own.
Starck chose different guns which reflect the different countries. The Beretta symbolizes the responsibility of western Europe; the Kalashnikov, the suffering caused by former Russia; and the M16, created by the U.S. Body in die cast aluminum with injection-molded polymer overprint and gold-plated finish 18K. Designed by Philippe Starck 2005
About Flos Company
Flos Lighting was founded in 1962 the same it started producing such classics as the Arco, Toio and Taccia designed by Achille and Pierogiacomo Castiglioni. From the very start Flos has been focusing on a high-quality approach in lighting design with a strong emphases on research and development. Some of the first fixtures designed by Achille and Tobia Scarpa are some of the most important industrial design products, featured in many museums around the world.
Over the years Flos joined forces with leading designers like Phillipe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Marcel Wanders, Marcello Ziliani, Rodolfo Dordoni, Piero Lissoni, Gino Sarfatti, Marc Newson, Jaspher Morrison, Paolo Rizzatto. The Flos light collection includes classics lamps like Arco, Archimoon, Brera, Fucsia, Glo Ball, Kelvin, Lastra, Guns, Mod, Miss K, KTribe, Romeo Louis, Romeo Moon, Ray, and On the Rocks.