There's something very appealing about minimal lamps, especially ones that use LED technology. They seem to meld into the background, but once they are switched on, it's surprising how much light they can generate. The FLO series of lamps was designed by a British architecture firm and its main attraction is its obvious minimal design.
The FLO series of lamps was designed by the British architecture firm Fosters+Partners for the Italian lighting company Lumina. FLO is a modern lighting solution, that looks like it would fit well in a contemporary loft. They come available in four sizes and two finishes. All of the models are distinctive and minimal, setting them apart from other lamps that we've seen.
All of the lamps in the FLO series have smooth curves, and a discreet profile that renders them almost invisible to the eye. This was one of the reasons behind the design of the lamp.They were showcased during the Milan Design Week last month. The housing of the lamps concealed LED fixtures. Extraneous moving parts, like coils and springs, have been removed, so that the silhouette is almost all that's left. The lamps use dimmable LEDs to get the best light source possible. It was initially designed for reading and working on desks and couches.
The Ross Lovegrove-designed lamp with printed LED circuits for Danese uses a similar design ethic, but it's obviously more visible, thanks to its larger base and wider stand. With these new LED lights, it's possible to make quite a statement when you're buying lamps for your place. Naturally, these lamps aren't cheap, but in our experience, buying one expensive light, like a desk lamp, is warranted if you're using it quite a lot.