West of Piombino Dese, in Bovezzo, the well-tended Glo-Balls meet the other parts of the lamp: laminated tubular steel stands, bases, and electronic components sourced in Milan. Read Full Article
The Glo-Balls arrive at Flos for final assembly. A technician attaches the steel components that will join the matte orb to its metal base.
A worker at Flos assembles the stand for a Glo-Ball lamp. The thin stem is designed to disappear under the globe, and to create the illusion that the glass is floating in space.
After the electrical components are installed, the globe is affixed to the base, and a Flos Glo-Ball is completed and ready for purchase. Since the design debuted in 1999, it has surpassed the Arco as the company's best selling series of lamps.