In 1959, three years before the formal founding of the Italian lighting firm Flos, designer Arturo Eisenkeil became aware of a plastic coating material called “cocoon” and began seeking ways of using it commercially, leading to the development of cocoon lighting, one of Flos’s signature lighting series. Eisenkeil teamed up with designer Stefano Casciani and together they created a steel frame around which the plastic coating could be stretched. The first cocoon lamps were introduced in 1960, and are still in production today. In 1963, Sergio Gandini began managing Flos and relocated the business to the industrial distict of Brescia. Gandini, alongside Dino Gavina, Cesare Cassina, Achille and Pier... more.