Always on the forefront of lighting design, Flos is continuously producing new and exciting designs by well-known designers. The Tatou family of decorative lighting is no different.
Designed by Patricia Urquiola, the Tatou family draws “inspiration from an antique Samurai (″warrior″ in Japanese) armor and takes its name from the french word for ′armadillo′. The design represents resistance and strength along with lightness and dynamism.”
The Tatou series includes the following designs:
Tatou is currently available for pre-order from Vastu. Tatou is now available to order and as of this morning, we have learned that Vastu is the only retailer in the DC Metro Area with a showroom model! So come check it out.
This past weekend marked the end of Daylight Saving Time and we all moved our clocks back 1 hour (except those of you in Arizona and Hawaii). On top of occasionally messing with the amount of sleep you get, DST is designed to make the most of our sunlight hours during the summer.
So what’s one to do when daylight saving time ends in the fall and we head into those shorter days? One solution is to work with the lighting you have in your home!
Lighting design has come a long way and new technologies and materials are being developed everyday. Here are some of the Vastu team’s favorite lighting products!
Following on the heals of the semi-annual Knoll Space Sale, we’re pleased to share some great news with you. For the first time in two years FLOS, the Italian lighting company, is holding a sale event through their authorized dealers.
We’re talking 20% off iconic lighting designs for your home!
Here’s what you need to know to take advantage of this great opportunity:
- The sale consists of 20% off all new orders from the decorative collection only, this excludes outdoor and architectural pieces.
- The sale offer is valid from October 1st through October 15th (and just during those dates, nothing before and nothing after).
- You can choose from floor and table lamps, pendant and ceiling fixtures and wall sconces from great designers like Philippe Starck, Achille Castiglioni, Jasper Morrison and Antonio Citterio, among many others…
Click the photo above (of the beautiful Skygarden Pendant by Marcel Wanders) to see the Flos products offered by Vastu.
20% Off – The FLOS Sale
October 1 – 15, 2012
1829 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 2009
We received our floor model of the Tab F floor lamp the other day and in trying to find a spot for it decided to place it next to our Barcelona chair. At a little over 43″ high, the Tab F is about a foot taller than the Barcelona, but these proportions brought to mind the perfect function for a pair like this: a reading corner!
With its low-slung dimensions, loungey appearance and wide seat, the Barcelona makes a great reading chair. Together with the height of the Tab F floor lamp and its pure light it gives off from the LED bulbs our version came with (you can also get a Halogen model), it makes you want to grab one of your favorite books and just relax.
Preferably in the comfort of an air-conditioned room…
Summer officially started two days ago and along with it comes great new outdoor pieces from Vastu.
Whether or not you want to spend any time outside in the awesomely oppressive heat and humidity is up to you… If you’re brave enough to face the elements, however, you might as well fill your outdoor living spaces with beautiful outdoor furniture.
As we announced yesterday, Vastu is now an authorized Flos dealer and one of the cool things to come from this internationally-renowned lighting company is the Flos outdoor line.
With floor lamps, pendants, wall lighting and sconces, and even path lights, we now have the products to (safely) illuminate your patios, terraces and decks.
We first learned of Knoll’s acquisition of Richard Schultz in February and have eagerly anticipated the official release and it’s finally arrived. In addition to our other great outdoor lines, the pieces from Richard Schultz are as beautiful as they are functional for outdoor use. In a variety of styles, materials colors and textures, we are pleased to be able to offer you these amazing designs.
We’ve been busy adding other outdoor lines to our website as well, including one from a leading French outdoor furniture manufacturer, so if you haven’t been to our website in a while definitely check it out soon!
If you’ve been to our showroom in the past couple of months, you may have noticed some amazing new additions to the lighting we have on display.
We’ve recently become an authorized Flos dealer here in DC and we couldn’t be more excited. The quality and high level of design brought to life by Flos and their collaborations with designers from around the world fits perfectly with Vastu’s design ideals and they offer something for everyone. Table lamps, floor lamps, pendants and even wall sconces and outdoor lighting, their portfolio is full of variety at several price points. You can check out the full Flos catalog here.
Here’s what we have on display in the store:
In May, we showed you two lights that were introduced by LZF at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. Well, co-owners Jason Claire and Eric Kole liked one of them so much that they ordered it for the showroom!
Introducing Vastu’s new Armadillo Pendant!
During their trip to this year’s ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), Vastu co-owners Jason Claire and Eric Kole spotted new introductions from lighting company, LZF. Introducing the Armadillo Pendant…
…and the Pleg Sconce.
‘S’ is for Stellar
If you’re looking for a simple, clean-lined platform bed, the Stellar platform bed is an excellent choice. But not only is this bed well designed, it is made with environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. The factory has a small carbon footprint and all power used in the factory is hydro-electric generated.
‘J’ is for Jada
The Jada Sconce features handcarved circle on a mirrored surface and antiqued gold frame. This wall light is a great combination of modern style and traditional aesthetics. Sconces can be done in a foyer, bedroom or dining room.