Flos Releases Limited Edition Snoopy for 50th Anniversary
Designed in 1967 by the Castiglioni brothers, the Snoopy table lamp is one of the most iconic and ironic table lamps in the history of design. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Flos has produced a Limited Edition of 1,700 numbered pieces–only 80 of which will be available to North America.
The Special Edition brings back to light the first design for Snoopy, preserved at the Achille Castiglioni Foundation, which differs from the version found in the Flos catalogue for the elegant matt black embossing powder finishing of its unmistakable snout-shaped reflector. All the other details remain identical to the traditional model, as does the cylindrical base made from precious veined white marble, with a thick crystal glass disc fixed to it, and the three cooling holes that resemble a bowling ball grip.
Snoopy Limited Edition Matt Black is ideal for collectors and enthusiasts
The marble base that originally housed the on/off switch and an electronic dimmer to adjust the light brightness – a very innovative feature at the time – still hosts the same functions through a high technological touch sensor dimmer.
A true collector’s piece
Each Limited Edition Snoopy has a holographic label with its serial number, certifying its absolute uniqueness. Snoopy Limited Edition Matt Black is set to make history and represents a unique opportunity for both collectors and enthusiasts.
Snoopy prototypes: designed by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
So named because of its thrusting beagle-like nose, Snoopy rests on a tilted marble base with a small knob as a then-innovative dimmer. The three cooling holes in the lightweight aluminium reflector make it resemble a bowling ball.
- Materials: crystal, marble, metal
- Light source: 105W E27 HSFS or LED 8W – E27 740lm – 2700K
Exactly 50 years ago, the iconic Snoopy designed by the Castiglioni brothers launched for Flos, bringing to light the ever-so-loved cartoon dog.
Visit LightForm in Toronto or Vancouver for an exclusive look!
Visit a LightForm showroom in Toronto or Vancouver to see the Limited Edition Snoopy Matt Black table light. The Limited Edition lamp is currently available for pre-order and can officially be purchased on February 16 — Achille’s actual birth date. Stock will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Historical images courtesy of Fondazione Achille Castiglioni.
Still life images Piero Fasanotto.