Flos Lighting: Italian Modern Lamp Design
In 1962, Flos was founded by Dino Gavina and Cesare Cassina in Merano Italy. From early on, Flos had a huge success with the Cocoon lamp. In 1959 Arturo Eisenkeil from Merano, an importer of cocoon (a spray-on plastic coating produced in the United States) was tracking down possible applications for this new material. He joined forces with Dino Gavina and Cesare Cassina and set up a company to produce lighting fixtures.