wall lamp

design Tobia Scarpa, 1966 

The Foglio wall lamp produced by Flos in 1966 combines the simplicity of form with refined elegance. It consists of a single sheet of oval-shaped metal, the two ends of which are folded down and to conceal the bulbs, which gave it its name "foglio", sheet of paper in Italian.

Each end hide a bulb, so the Flos Foglio wall lamp directs its light up and down against the wall. The wall bracket is cut and curved steel, powder coated. Both sockets are injection-molded nylon (PA6).

Thanks to its discreet shape and properties, the lamp is suitable for use in many different places. Its shallow depth is particularly welcome in hallways and in small rooms.

Dimensions W37 x H21 x D9.7 cm –  Weight 3.7 kg
Light source 2 x E27 max 100W

Foglio – Black

Foglio – White

Foglio – Gold 22k

Foglio – Chrome

Foglio – Black Nickel

Tobia Scarpa

Tobia Scarpa was born in Venice, Italy in 1935. He graduated from the Instituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice, where he met his wife, Afra Blanchin. Together, they launched their careers working for Venini glassworks.

In 1960 the couple designed their own office in Montebelluna. Since then, Tobia has collaborated with Afra on designs for nearly every major international company, including FLOS, Cassina, Knoll, and B&B.

In their career, the duo has developed a vocabulary for accessible luxury design based on expanding technology and a wide variety of materials. The Scarpas have also worked in commercial architecture and interior design, especially later in their career. In addition, some of their best-known work was for the Benetton clothing company.

Along with Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Tobia was commissioned to design the first models for the lighting company FLOS. The Papillion lamp by Tobia Scarpa for FLOS was one of the first designs to use halogen technology.

Tobia has also been a lecturer at the School of Industrial Design in Venice. His philosophy is that “design is a profession without a rule book...that which remains, and is worth talking about, is that final and concrete result: the object.”

 FLOS favorites by Tobia Scarpa: Fantasma, Fantasma Picolo, Foglio, Ariette, Biagio.