"Cable" lights with esprit
The Flos Aim
light family makes the cable, which is generally an annoying part of a light fixture, the dominating design element. Except for the Aim Small Fix Sospensione, this live element turns these pendant lights into extraordinary lighting solutions with a distinctive unique feature
. The lively cables provide the lights from the Flos Aim series with a charismatic dynamics that adds a touch of esprit to the room. Furthermore, the cables look like an exotic climbing plant that has full control of the lampshade or the lampshades, depending on the version chosen. Besides its decorative effect, the cable of an Aim
also serves a functional purpose.
On the one hand, the light head can be guided along the cable by means of an eyelet so that it can be adjusted as required. On the other hand, another eyelet on the ceiling bracket allows the height of the Flos Aim
shade to be adjusted. Thus, these pendant lights offers a high level of flexibility in terms of lighting. For instance, the 3-lamp
version of the Aim Sospensione can be installed above a dining table in order to highlight it using directly three adjustable lampshades. In a living room, predominantly installed above a coffee table, the Flos Aim trio can be used for a distribution of the tasks. Here, one shade suffuses the table with warm-white LED light, the other one highlights a shelf and the third one may emphasise a sideboard. Those who wish for an indirect illumination of the room, may also position this light in the direction of the wall so that a soft ambient lighting is produced. For this purpose, the three-lamp version of the Flos Aim pendant light only requires 48 watts
. With this power input, this light achieves an impressively high total luminous flux of 3,750 lumens
. For comparison: a 200 W
incandescent lamp achieves a luminous flux of about 3,150 lumens
. This means that the Aim light can be assigned the following attributes: extraordinary, flexible, energy efficient. In 2013, this light received the renowned Good Design Award of the Chicago Athenaeum.
Other versions of the Flos Aim also stand for exceptional design, adjustable light as well as state-of-the-art LED technology
. This also applies to the Aim Sospensione
which is a soloist that swings into the room and serves as a visual highlight as well as ensures for needs-oriented lighting. The Flos Aim Small
Sospensione offers a 9-metre long cable, however, the lampshade is a little smaller. Thus, it is rather suitable for smaller areas, for instance, for a small dining table.
Aim: also available with a plug
The Flos Aim Sospensione with plug
takes over special role. Unlike its siblings, this pendant light does not require a wall or ceiling outlet; thanks to its plug, an available power outlet is sufficient. This means that this light is a little more "unattached" than the versions that are permanently installed. Moreover, this light shows that it is everything but an ordinary pendant light. Please note that not all models are equipped with an integrated dimmer. If you need a dimmer for an Aim Sospensione, you can order the corresponding wall dimmer
in this shop.
The Flos Aim Small Fix Sospensione
is the only pendant light of this series that is provided with a cable that cannot be flexibly arranged. However, it pleases the eye with its elegant design and the pleasant, warm-white LED light. It is recommended for everyone who would like to integrate the dome-shaped lampshade into a rather unobtrusive context.
was penned by the Bouroullec brothers and it has been produced in series by Flos
since 2013. This original creation already gained popularity under the name Lianes in 2010 when it caused a stir as an installation in the Kreo gallery in Paris. Looking at the Aim
you can easily see that the Bouroullecs are known for an adventurous style of design. The creations by the French brothers often do not comply with the widely known concepts of forms; instead they reinterpret the well-known concepts in a surprisingly different way. In addition to lights, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec also design pieces for renowned labels such as Vitra and Kartell.