Lighting for outdoor spaces. Flos Outdoor is born!

The catalogue and collections by Lissoni and Van Duysen

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Lighting for outdoor spaces. Flos Outdoor is born!
08/03/2017 - Flos Outdoor, the new collection of Flos for outdoor lighting. Elements with a strong identity that dialogue with the architecture, or the created light figures, flowing into the surroundings, discreetly and barely perceptible. Piero Lissoni and Vincent Van Duysen are the designers of the new collection and also at the birth of Flos Outdoor Lighting, the catalogue that narrates the outdoor universe of the brand through black and white images.

To create a catalogue devoted to lighting in black and white is without any doubt an audacious move, but the catchy enthusiasm of Piero Gandini, ceo of Flos, convinced every sceptic. Omar Sosa who was appointed Art Director was completely won for the idea. Thanks to the Tommaso Sartori’s architectural black and white photos of Tommaso Sartori’s and the plants portrayed by American artist Nicholas Alan Cope, Sosa was able to create a sharp yet evocative photographic volume where light, architecture, art, and nature are perfectly blended. Flos Professional Space 7, Milano

Flos Professional Space 7, Milano

"As in the successful Flos Architectural experience – as Piero Gandini explains during the collection and catalogue preview – we wanted to get in touch with the relation between technology and emotions. In the field of outdoor lighting, people are obsessed with technical specifications and usually forget the delicate and wonderful relation between light and nature. We want to explore the poetry of outdoor spaces in a new way”. Casting Concrete_Vincent Van Duysen ©Tommaso Sartori

Casting Concrete_Vincent Van Duysen ©Tommaso Sartori

"Piero and I Omar Sosa says – wanted to create something that has never been seen before in this sector. We thought this catalogue as a blend of a fine art photography book and a Dieter Rams Braun catalogue of the sixties. We wanted to combine the beauty and the sophistication of a photography book with the accuracy of a technical catalogue”.
 
"Flos Outdoor products – Gandini explains of course respond to contemporary lighting needs but they also create a new paradigm between technology, shape, light and shadow. For this reason, I’ve asked Piero Lissoni and Vincent Van Duysen to follow us with their sensitivity and precision in this venture. Then we had asked Omar Sosa and his extraordinary courage and talent to accept the challenge to create a catalogue which, I think, renders also through the poetry of Tommaso Sartori and Nicholas Cope’s images our commitment, vision and enthusiasm”.
 
Vincent Van Duysen’s Casting collection is an iconic series of miniaturized lights that blend the landscape with outdoor architecture. Casting C_Vincent Van Duysen ©Tommaso Sartori

Casting C_Vincent Van Duysen ©Tommaso Sartori

"I wanted to create very small and simple objects – Vincent Van Duysen explains – almost non-existent but having a leading role. The outline of Casting C and Casting T had its inspiration from construction beams, basic elements for which we’ve created new dimensions thanks to the work on details and light beams. Their strong architectural expression reminds of modernist periods”. Casting Concrete_Vincent Van Duysen ©Tommaso Sartori

Casting Concrete_Vincent Van Duysen ©Tommaso Sartori

"Casting Concrete instead recalls brutalist architecture in my opinion. I like it a lot and it has always been a source of inspiration for my projects. I am really fond of Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh project in India. A strong statement, visually imposing. Also, the interiors with their furniture communicate poetically with the environment. Le Corbusier’s lamp for Chandigarh was a love at first sight and I wanted to give a clin d’oeil to that period with a contemporary nuance, rethinking proportions and forms adding a Flos touch”, Vincent Van Duysen Camouflage_Piero Lissoni ©Tommaso Sartori

Camouflage_Piero Lissoni ©Tommaso Sartori

For Piero Lissoni, the designer of the A-Round, Camouflage, Climber, My Way and Real Matter collections, light prevails upon the object per se becoming the lead role of the project. It climbs up the walls, it “chooses its own path”, it disappears and it materializes into something.
 
"I have been working with Piero Gandini for many years now. He wants to build lamps with specific features, with mathematical precision yet with some alchemical details. Instead, I like the idea that light might shine wrong. What tied me to the project was not the form, nor the materials but the technical yet sensual idea of light itself. Light led me. Wall lamps, wall that dig into walls while other lamps are pure: they just shed light”, Piero Lissoni.


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Flos Professional Space 7, Milano

Flos Professional Space 7, Milano

Flos Professional Space 7, Milano

Flos Professional Space 7, Milano

Flos Professional Space 7, Milano

Flos Professional Space 7, Milano

Flos Professional Space 7, Milano

Flos Professional Space 7, Milano

Flos Professional Space 7, Milano

Casting T_Vincent Van Duysen Casting C_Vincent Van Duysen ©Tommaso Sartori

Casting T_Vincent Van Duysen Casting C_Vincent Van Duysen ©Tommaso Sartori

A-Round_Piero Lissoni ©Tommaso Sartori

A-Round_Piero Lissoni ©Tommaso Sartori

Climber_Piero Lissoni ©Tommaso Sartori

Climber_Piero Lissoni ©Tommaso Sartori

Casting Concrete_Vincent Van Duysen ©Tommaso Sartori

Casting Concrete_Vincent Van Duysen ©Tommaso Sartori

Casting T_Vincent Van Duysen Casting C_Vincent Van Duysen ©Tommaso Sartori

Casting T_Vincent Van Duysen Casting C_Vincent Van Duysen ©Tommaso Sartori

May Way_Piero Lissoni ©Tommaso Sartori

May Way_Piero Lissoni ©Tommaso Sartori

Casting C_Vincent Van Duysen ©Tommaso Sartori

Casting C_Vincent Van Duysen ©Tommaso Sartori

Real Matter_Piero Lissoni ©Tommaso Sartori

Real Matter_Piero Lissoni ©Tommaso Sartori

photo: Nicholas Alan Cope

photo: Nicholas Alan Cope

photo: Nicholas Alan Cope

photo: Nicholas Alan Cope

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