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1960s-style Large Bow Lamp at


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.

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Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni’s Arco floor lamp for Flos heavily discounted at Achica


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.

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1960s-style large curve floor lamp at Marks and Spencer


You can go to Heals and pick up  a classic 1960s Arco floor lamp by Achille Castiglioni, or you can save some cash and go for the same 'look' with this large curve floor lamp at Marks and Spencer.

Obviously there are differences, not least in the bulk of the base and the amount of curve offered. But with almost £1,300 between the two price tags, who is complaining? The M&S version has a marble base, a 'bubble' design shade and a body of chromed steel, with a switch on the cable for control.

The whole thing stands at 179cm tall, which is around 6ft. So mail order is probably the way to go! If you do want it, the curve floor lamp is available online, selling for just £85.

Find out more at the Marks and Spencer website