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An Italian brand Flos epitomizes a worldwide phenomenon in the field of decorative, architectural, and outdoor lighting. In order to introduce their whole collection and to ensure an appropriate expert support on the local market Flos joined forces with Konsepti who has been representing the brand since spring 2016 both in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
In June 2016 the first monobrand Flos showroom was opened in the Czech Republic. The 100m2 showroom is located in the Holport factory in the Prague Holešovice district. An experienced team of proessionals ensures top expert and sales service.
Flos is an international company and brand synonymous with high quality and the ultimate expression of luxury and fine design, recognised the world over as a leading in the residential and architectural lighting sector. Established in Merano in 1962 by Dino Gavina and Cesare Cassina, in 1964 the Gandini family took up the helm and the company’s headquarters were transferred to the Brescia area. Right from the outset, Flos commissioned great masters of Italian design to work with the company, such as the Castiglioni brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo and Tobia Scarpa. One of the first experimental projects was cocoon, a plastic material made in the U.S. The aim was to create industrial archetypes and ground-breaking products, which soon went on to become design icons, like the Arco floor lamp.
At the end of the 1980s, the company began its exclusive collaboration with Philippe Starck, an emerging designer on the international scene. Sergio Gandini’s son Piero, who was appointed CEO in 1996 and Chairman in 1999, gave a strong impulse to internationalization and called on other great designers to work with him, including Antonio Citterio, Piero Lissoni, Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic, Patricia Urquiola, Ron Gilad, the Bouroullec brothers and many more. The 1990s saw the company embark on a drive to develop the contract business area. In response to growing demand for specific solutions addressed to high profile custom lighting projects, the Light Contract division was established in 1996.
In the 2000s, the architectural sector was given a strong boost by the acquisition of Antares, the Spanish company specialising in technical lighting in which FLOS acquired a majority stake in 2005. This union of a Spanish manufacturer of professional lighting equipment and an Italian manufacturer of designer lamps for the residential market resulted in the Flos Architectural division, which successfully combines advanced engineering discipline and unique poetic quality of light.
In November 2014, the entry of the Italian private equity fund Investindustrial into the FLOS’ capital marked the start of a further period of industrial development and international expansion for the company, through both organic growth and selective acquisitions. In March 2015, FLOS acquired Italian architectural outdoor lighting company Ares. The outdoor division became the Group’s fourth production unit, alongside the historical design, architectural and custom products sectors.
With an ongoing commitment to research and innovative lighting technology, combined with an extraordinary ability to identify new creative talents, the company has demonstrated over more than fifty years in business that it knows how to look to the future without ever losing sight of its traditions. The brand’s creations have received numerous international awards and many of them are now featured in the collections of leading international art and design museums.