FLOS was founded in 1962 as the Italian Lighting Specialists. The very same year FLOS began producing several lamps designed by Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni that were to become classics in the Italian industrial design. As a tangible proof of FLOS Lighting's timeless design and technical excellence, these lamps continue to be produced today. In 1974, the company became the owner of Arteluce — one of the key Italian companies in the industrial design sector. FLOS has been characterized by its high-quality approach to lighting design and production. Flos was awarded several recognitions and awards internationally, and received historical honors.