Design by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, 1960. The Taraxacum Cocoon, a spray-on synthetic resin fibre developed in the US that creates a cocoon-like wrap, was discovered for use in luminaire manufacture in the sixties by Flos. In 1960, Flos began its successful relationship with legendary designers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. The Taraxacum was designed within the year; the 'Cocoon' cover is sprayed directly onto the internal powder-coated steel fibre frame of the lampshade, thus creating the structural shape.
The final spray-on coating protects the Cocoon and guarantees its stability. From afar, the resulting, exquisitely organic shape looks like a giant seed pod encased within a cocoon. The Taraxacum emits a diffused light. The Cocoon collection helped to establish Flos once and for all as a genuine innovator in the field of lighting manufacture.
The names Taraxacum, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni are used to describe the product, not as a trade mark. All furniture products displayed and sold by SofaSale are quality modern-classic reproductions, made for and on behalf of SofaSale. SofaSale does not have any affiliation or other association with other traders who may distribute similar products.