Excerpt from French documentary “La lampe Arco” from Steamboat Films (click image to watch)
molo’s love letter light has a permanent home in the studio museum Achille Castiglioni in Milan. love letter began with the idea of expressing thanks and admiration to Ingo Maurer and the Castiglioni brothers for the ingenuity and emotion of the designs they have brought into the world.
Achille Castiglioni’s work table
On a visit to FLOS in Italy, Stephanie and Todd toured the marble workshops where the base is made for the legendary Arco lamp designed in 1962 by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. In making the marble base for the Arco, a cylindrical core is carved from the stone to make a hole for lifting the heavy lamp, and these very cores from the Arco lamp now form the base of one version of the love letter light sculptures (which we like to refer to as “love letter to the Castiglioni brothers”).