The Arco Lamp: a Timeless Piece Like No Other

Posted by Eloy on Aug 20th 2021

It's not for nothing that marble has earned the reputation it has within the world of architecture, interior design, and decor. It's considered an exotic resource and, depending on the type of marble you choose for a project and how it's to be applied, it can be expensive: a luxury.

Taking this into account, it's not surprising that some iconic pieces in the Mid-Century Modern style, such as the Castiglioni’s Arco lamp, have made an indelible impact on the history of modern fixture design. After all, its stunning Carrara marble base is something impossible to ignore, an element that you won't find in all floor lamps.

The value of marble is not only aesthetic and functional: it's also associated with status, luxury, high class, and power, especially Carrara marble since it's a resource that architects of antiquity, as in ancient Greece or the Roman Empire, used for facades of buildings and temples. Even Michelangelo forged many of his sculptures from Italian Carrara marble.

In the case of the Arco floor lamp, it's important to note that the function of marble is not only aesthetic but also functional since it provides stability and balance to the entire design, made mostly of stainless steel, with an imposing arch of up to 95 inches in height that ends in a reflector head designed to point the beam of light towards the place where the user needs it.

More Than You Can Expect From a Floor Lamp

Taking all the above aspects into account, it's not necessary to explain much further why an Arco lamp replica can be an extraordinary distinguishing factor in any environment or setting, both in homes and offices, as long as it's a faithful copy that carefully respects the details specified in the original design of the Italian brothers.

From every point of view, it's not an ordinary floor lamp, but rather a prodigious object whose presence makes a great contribution to the overall result of any layout, not to mention its remarkable technical characteristics.

The Arco lamp reproduction by Manhattan Home Design has earned a place of honor among the specialized critics and the taste of the users, which is why it has led the sales charts for this type of knock-off for many years.

Of course, it's a product that not only includes the Carrara marble base with dimensions and design features that are exactly the same as the original but is functionally capable of providing very similar benefits.

Marble lovers will find in the rectangular base of the Arco lamp a sturdy piece that they can keep clean and shiny very easily and, in addition, they can use as a pedestal to place small objects or even to sit on.

If you were wondering what was the element that was missing from your living room, bedroom, library, study, or even office and you wanted it to be something elegant, outstanding, iconic, and at the same time not take up much space and be really useful for you and your daily activities, the Arco lamp has likely been waiting for you to discover it.

The modern environments in which this lamp is present are memorable for their beauty and high functionality. It's always a good time to give a fresh and renewed flair to your areas with a model that has transcended borders and has become a timeless classic.


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Our specialized team will start handcrafting it for you and deliver it in just 2-12 weeks. The lead time should show on the page next to the Pre-Order option, feel free to chat with us to confirm it. The standard in the furniture industry is over 20 weeks.
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