The FLOS lamp factory was founded in 1962 by Dino Gavina and Cesare Cassina in Merano, Italy. Shortly afterwards, the designer brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, as well as Tobia Scarpa join them; in 1964, it was the turn of Sergio Gadini who became a member of the management.
In the same year, the company's headquarters moved to Brescia, near Milan. It was in 1971 that the Italian lamp manufacturer opened its first international branch in Germany. Today FLOS has branches and exhibition halls all over the world. The director is currently Piero Gadini, the son of Sergio Gadini.
At the heart of the company's philosophy has always been the desire to invite new talents and remain an authority in technical and technological matters. They experiment with passion to create revolutionary materials, like Cocoon, and develop the most modern technological solutions.
For more than 50 years, FLOS designers have been creating luminous objects, bringing new ideas to life and expressing as yet unknown emotions. The goal of creatives is to fan the fire of provocation by seeking functionality with a new poetry. From the start, this is how FLOS products were created, now considered icons.