The arc light: elegant accessory for dining and living rooms
The arc light can be the icing on the cake in when decorating the living area. Stately in its overall appearance wits its protruding arm, it seems to be floating in the room while spreading a touch of style and class. The Tolomeo Mega by Artemide, for example, belongs to the classics in this category of lights. This one is also available as a Black & White Edition.
Arc lights have a long tradition and enjoy a great popularity which has not decreased since the Sixties. Ever new creations of arc lights enrich modern living areas with their characteristic look. The arc light is compelling in many regards: Its light shines downwards from above and so ensures pure pleasure particularly with regard to eating and reading. It is a stylish alternative to the pendant light everywhere where a central power source is not available over the dining table. Besides, many lights give off additional general lighting via a second opening on the light shade, for example the Twiggy by Foscarini. Furthermore, arc lights are very flexible, because they are adjustable in height and pivotable. They can be applied variably and, if required, can move from one room to another to spontaneously provide for a change of style. The arc lights can be used nearly everywhere where a decorative element and pleasant lighting effects are welcome.
“Arco” by Flos is regarded as the prototype and ultimate classic among floor lamps. It was designed 1962 by Achille Castiglioni and is still being produced virtually unchanged by Flos and included by light11 in its range of products. Besides its first class lighting features, the arc light is characterized by the contrast between its massive and high value base made of Carrara marble, which ensures an especially firm and stable stand of the light, and the rest of the lamp consisting of a fine arm and an elegant shade. The arc light works well with many rooms. In the living room, over the armchair or the couch, it increases the wellbeing to the same extent as it provides with its comfortable light a cosy and relaxed atmosphere in the sleeping room. In the dining room, over the dining table, an arc light designed sophisticatedly also provides light and impressiveness en masse. Further fields of application for the universally usable lighting solution are the conference room and the seminar room, where the arc light not only illuminates its surroundings, but also shines as a representative stylistic device.