Lot 25
  • 25

Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

15,000 - 20,000 USD
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  • Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
  • "Arco" Lamp
  • Aluminium, marble and stainless steel
Customised by Jony Ive and Marc Newson for the (RED) Auction 2013. Edition 01/01.

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Donated by FLOS S.p.A.

For Jony and Marc, the 1962-designed "Arco" is the quintessential floor lamp, but more than casting a brilliant eight-foot radius of light, it evokes an era when Italians were the world's undisputed leaders of design. The pair owns three Arco lamps between them, which they value because the Castiglionis' classic design transcends all of the clichés associated with its now-familiar aesthetic. While many examples of Arco are in the collections of the great design museums of the world, this singular version - with its one-of-a-kind red marble base - was created especially for the (RED) Auction by Flos S.p.A. under Jony and Marc's direction.