Flos celebrates the centenary of Achille Castiglioni
“I would like to copy the sun. I would like to plagiarize the sun” said Achille Castiglioni in 1974 and from that statement Nasa was born, a hilarious and unpredictable object, to always carry with it. A reading lamp that looks like a child’s play. A battery connected to two cables at the end of which there are two small light bulbs to be fixed with clips to the arms of the glasses. But Castiglioni did not spare suggestions to transform Nasa with any face in a “sun face”, where the energy of light feeds a joke and illuminates, always, ideas. It was on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Achille Castiglioni that Flos paid homage to the great Maestro with an exhibition dedicated to him and the presentation of two special editions in the historic shop of Corso Monforte 9 in Milan, Nasa precisely (pictured) and Ventosa. The installation project, curated by Calvi Brambilla, presented the two famous light objects designed by Castiglioni with his brother Pier Giacomo: Ventosa and Nasa are two small devices that Flos has recovered from his historical archive. Born from a simple functional need but full of emotions, as well as being able to interpret the aspects at the same time more and less tangible light: movement and pleasure.
(Nasa: Light source: 3V mini incandescent bulbs, Material: PVC cables, polypropylene battery holder).