Arco Lamp


Designed by Achille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Manufactured by Flos  

An LED lamp made out of complete functionality. Arco lamp came about as a problem solver to floor lamps near dining tables and has become a design icon. Beautifully balanced, the Arco stands prominent in any environment. Adding to its functionality, the shade is moveable meaning it can be directed.

Dimensions Overall (H) 240 (W) 215 – 220 cm

Base (H) 55 (W) 17.5 (D) 24 cm


Additional information


Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks.
Orders over £1000 free for Mainland UK.
Non-Mainland UK and International options available.
Please enquire for further details.


"We were thinking about a lamp that shines light onto a table. They already existed, but you had to walk round them. To leave enough space around the table, the base had to be at least two meters away. Which was how the idea for Arco came into being. We wanted to make it with commercially available parts and we found that curved steel angle iron worked perfectly well. Then there was the problem of the counterweight: a heavy weight was needed to support it all. Our first thought was concrete, but then we chose marble because the same weight took up less space, and also because we could obtain a better finish for a lower cost. In Arco nothing is decorative: even the beveled corners on the base have a function, which is not to hurt us; even the hole isn’t a flight of fantasy, but to make it easier to lift the base.” Achille Castiglioni (interview for Ottagono, 1970)