13 April 2011

Foster + Partners has worked with specialist Italian lighting manufacturer, Lumina, to develop FLO, a reading light that integrates the latest dimmable LED technology within a streamlined, curving form. Available as both a floor and desk-top lamp, FLOs slender aluminium frame is balanced by a circular steel base. Its delicate profile is created by eliminating superfluous moving parts, such as coils and springs, and the head can be rotated by 300 degrees for direct task lighting.

David Nelson, joint Head of Design at Foster + Partners, said:
This is our first collaboration with Lumina and we have enjoyed the experience. The result is a product we are both very proud of. FLOs design is minimal and timeless the attention to every detail in its design has been matched by the highest quality craftsmanship in its realisation. We look forward to working with Lumina in the future to expand the range, as well as the variety of available finishes.

Notes to editors:

FLO is on display at Design Supermarket, la Rinascente from 12 to 17 April 2011

Lumina is an Italian lighting brand, founded in 1973 and based in Milan: http://www.lumina.it/home_EN.htm

Foster + Partners has an in-house team of industrial and product designers, working on items ranging from tableware to furniture, electronic goods and yachts, both for specific building projects and for manufacture.

The aluminium head is made using a cold-formed process.

The light provides 475 lumens from a 6 watt LED. The citizen LED module is interchangeable and can be upgraded.

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