Achille and Pier Giacomo designed the table and floor lamp Taccia in the year 1958 for Flos. The lamp classic offers indirect and reflected floor illumination as well as an adjustable diffuser out of transparent glass. In an interview from 1970, the ancient master Achille Castiglioni said about Taccia: ”It is the Mercedes Benz among all the lamps for us; a symbol of success, possibly because the socket is similar to an ancient pillar. When we designed the Taccia Lamp however, not the prestige stood in the foreground. We focused on the surface that stays cool”. the conception from Taccia was thought by the Castiglionis in 1958, the prototype was then presented one year later. However, the Flos manufacturer took it’s time to prove the design before the Taccia Lamp went into serial production in 1962. The reflector of the Taccia Lamps possesses a glossy white lacquered interior space and a white powder coated exterior. The adjustable diffuser consists of mouth blown, transparent glass, and the lamp’s body of black or silver anodized, continuous aluminium casting. The socket is made out of polished, nickel chromed and zapon lacquered steel. The On/Off control is on a switch in the electric cable.