Toio floor lamp, 1962
Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Car reflector lamp, steel, 67 x 8 5/8 x 8 5/8"
Manufactured and lent by Flos
Available from the MoMA Design Store
A 300-watt car reflector imported from the US is both the light source and the inspiration for Toio. The transformer for the bulb is located at the foot of the steel-plate pedestal and works as a heavy base for the fixture. The hexagonal stem, "as light as a fishing rod," is kept at the desired height by a screw. The electric wire is guided along the stem by three fishing rod rings. Toio is another example of the Castiglionis' Ready-made Objects.