The beginnings of FLOS (meaning “flower” in Latin) blossomed from a brilliant idea: to create  objects, starting with a light bulb, that would change the way of life for both the Italian market and the foreign markets.

FLOS’ strategies were based on what we would now call a Think Tank, establishing the company as a longstanding pioneer in Italian design.

Sergio Gandini, together with his exclusive designers (the Castiglioni brothers and the Scarpa duo), determined FLOS’ products, communication strategy and image. Together, they etched the lines of their own desires, the desire lines which brought about the most iconic lamps in the history of lighting.