Released in 1967, Snoopy, a tribute by Achille and Pier Castiglioni to the beloved cartoon beagle, celebrates its 50 year anniversary.
That’s 350 dog years.
To celebrate this 50th anniversary, the Snoopy table lamp is available in a new, matte black powder finish in addition to its famous gloss black and green.
Supported by a carrera marble base, the lamp is controlled by an elegant touch sensitive knob that allows the light to be dimmed.
Founded by Sergio Gandini in 1962 in Merano, Italy, FLOS has revolutionized the art of lighting by honoring tradition while embracing innovation.
Today, Sergio’s grandson Piero Gandini sits at the helm, holding fast to the values and ideas established by his grandfather while moving confidently into the future. At FLOS, a world of light blooms around you, beautifully.
Achille was born in Milan in 1918. As early as 1940 he dedicated himself to testing industrial production with brothers Livio (1911-1979) and Pier Giacomo (1913-1968). After graduating in architecture in 1944, he began research into shapes, techniques and new materials, aimed at developing an integral design process.
He was one of the founders of ADI in 1956. In 1969, he was authorized by the Ministry of Education to teach “Artistic Design for Industry” and was a professor at Turin´s Faculty of Architecture until 1980 and then professor of “Industrial Design ” in Milan until 1993.
PIER GIACOMO CASTIGLIONI
Pier was born in Milan in 1913. In 1937, he established the “Architecture,Urban Buildings and Research into Industrial Design” practice with his brother Livio. In 1952 Livio left; another brother, Achille joined the practice in 1944. He graduated from the Department of Architecture at Milan Polytechnic in 1937 and co-wrote a libel on the Milan Town Planning Scheme: “Fifty Significant Squares in the Milan of the Future” with the architect Carlo Pagani in 1938. He was a member of numerous juries: in 1956, 1957 and 1958 for “La Rinascente Compassod’Oro”; La Triennale of Milan; Formica-Domus Competition; Abitare-De Padova Competition; International Cantù Furniture Competition.