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Diabolo Flos by Achille Castiglioni

diabolo flos achille castiglioni

Diabolo Flos by Achille Castiglioni

For about ten years out of production, the Diabolo suspension that Achille Castiglioni designed in 1998, the latest project of his long collaboration with Flos, returns, wisely re-edited and updated with new technologies. Once again, a creation that is, in the spirit of the Milanese designer, a reflection on an “anonymous” product, which has always been present in homes, the ceiling light that is adjustable in height thanks to a hidden pulley system, making it work in a multitude of settings.

Diabolo Suspension Lamp - Castiglioni's studio

The theme was not new for Castiglioni who had already confronted it over the years, for example with Splugen and Relemme. It is clear that that counterweight so prominent did not go down and so in the end he had found a way to hide it and at the same time make the solution not only rational, but also aesthetically pleasing. Indeed, more because the variable distance between the thin cone that hides the rewinding system and the wider one, that is the diffuser, allows you to measure the lighting effects .

diabolo flos achille castiglioni
Another thing: there is nothing sulphurous in the name, simply a quote from the Chinese game of the same name , that sort of hourglass that runs horizontally on a thin thread.
diabolo flos achille castiglioni

Source: vogue.it

diabolo flos achille castiglioni

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