Created in 1962 in Merano, Italy, in the midst of an exciting mood that sparked the birth of “Italian Design”.
In the 1970s, FLOS began to expand globally and created various subsidiaries abroad, forging a global presence.
During the 1990s, “custom made” products were in demand for large-scale projects and so a new firm was set up, “Light Contract”, dedicated exclusively to creating spectacular installations.
In 1998 FLOS became a partner in Antares, a Spanish technical lighting company, and together they created a new type of product created exclusively for architectural illumination. At the end of 2008, “Soft Architecture” was created, a new collection of lighting integrated into architecture, which received widespread media coverage and won numerous design awards.
In March 2015, the outdoor lighting manufacturing company Ares becomes part of FLOS Group. Ares is Based in Milan Area, with a 12.000 sqm facility including full test laboratory, painting and coating system plants, LED automatic assembly line.