The original of this 1967 design was reissued with updated technology in the early noughties. Now the Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni-designed Snoopy Lamp returns once more in two limited edition colours. Read more
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You'll be paying the best part of £1,500 for an authentic Flos reissue of the Arco floor lamp, so this variation on the theme, going by the name of the Large Bow Lamp, is quite an attractive proposition.
Of course, this isn't a replica of the 1962 Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni classic, but it does offer the look for a fraction of the price. In this case, you get that same hanging lamp, sat on a marble base, the lamp itself made of stainless steel and chrome. It is able to adjust in reach, but stands around 198cm tall and 172cm wide in total.
Great for reading or just for dramatic effect in a room. Usually, this particular version sells for £199, but if you order off Made in the next five days, you can get one for just £99.
Various high street budget versions have been available for a number of years from the likes of John Lewis and Marks & Spencer, but there’s nothing like the real thing when it comes to the Arco floor lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos. If you want the original, now is a good time to get one, as Achica has it in clearance.
Yes, this 1962 design, inspired by street lights and still an icon of the era, is now more affordable. Although you will need a large room to fit it in. As you would expect, the floor lamp has a white Carrara marble base and a telescopic arched stem of stainless steel (with a satin finish) for adjustable, directional light. A dimmer switch also offers up an ambient glow for mood lighting too.
That size? 232cm tall (between 7 and 8ft) and 220cm tall. Usually it sells for £1,429, but for the next two days, it’s yours for £999.
Note you’ll have to quickly register (for free) if you’ve not visited Achica before.