Classic table and floor lamp
In 1958, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni designed the table and floor lamp Taccia for Flos . Today, the classic shines with ultra-modern LED technology.
In an interview from 1970, old master Achille Castiglioni said of the Taccia "For us, it is the Mercedes-Benz of lights; a symbol of success, possibly because the base resembles an ancient column. When we designed the Taccia -luminaire, the focus was not on prestige. We were essentially interested in a surface that remains cool".
The concept of Tacchia was conceived by the Castiglionis in 1958 and the prototype was presented a year later. However, the manufacturer Flos took a long time to review the design before starting series production of the Tacchia luminaire in 1962. A good decision, because the luminaire from Flos still shines today, now even as an energy-efficient Taccia LED.
Adjustable glass diffuser
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 mouth-blown, transparent glass and the luminaire body is made of black or silver anodized continuous cast aluminium. The base is made of polished, nickel-plated and zapon-lacquered steel. The light is switched on and off using a switch on the electrical cable.
The classic luminaire provides indirect and reflective lighting as well as an adjustable glass diffuser: the LED light source 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 a chest of drawers in the living room or bedroom as ambient lighting or as a floor lamp to illuminate the floor directly and thus light up corridors, for example.