Flos USA, Inc. is excited to announce their new partnership with Specification Lighting Sales (SLS), who will represent the North American subsidiary of the world’s foremost manufacturer of lighting solutions to the New York City and Northern New Jersey areas.
“SLS serves incredible design markets, always growing and ever changing with new builds, renovations, retrofitting, energy upgrades, and more,” says Flos USA CEO Ann Schiffers. “Our two teams will bring limitless options to even the most discerning and innovative projects and I can’t wait to see what we’re able to achieve together.”
The partnership between these two leaders in lighting is a natural one, established through the companies shared values of exceptional service, unsurpassed quality, and incredible design results. The entire SLS team brings a wealth of knowledge not only of the lighting industry, but also of the particular needs of the regional building markets including commercial, hospitality, education, healthcare, cultural, high end residential, and public spaces. Paired with Flos’ innovative, high performance lighting, spanning four divisions – Decorative, Architectural, Outdoor, and Custom – this partnership is an invitation to dream for area architect and design clients.
“SLS is happy to announce our new partnership with Flos. We are both committed to the joint effort of supporting the NYC and Northern NJ Lighting Design Communities. With Flos’ impressive offering of fixtures and continued innovation and attention to detail, we’re confident in this valuable addition to our agency,” says Steve Castellani, Principal of SLS.
“We’re looking forward to working closely with the wonderful team at SLS to reach even more world-class architects and designers than ever before,” adds Lisa Kingery, Flos USA’s Director of Business Development, Custom Projects.
Specification Lighting Sales (SLS):
At SLS, our employees are our greatest asset. With years of collective experience in lighting and lighting controls, the NYC and Northern New Jersey design and construction communities rely on our staff’s contributions to design projects in budget and deliver on time. SLS’ consistent growth in the market is attributed to our ability to uphold our core principles: offer superior service, demonstrate value, maintain relevance, and operate with integrity. Our clients’ success is our motivation; our reputation is our obsession.
Founded in Merano in 1962, Flos is recognized as a leading international-level manufacturer of top-end designer lighting and innovative lighting systems for both residential and professional sectors. The company boasts a catalog of iconic lamps created by legendary names in the history of design such as Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Tobia Scarpa, Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Piero Lissoni, Marcel Wanders, Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, Patricia Urquiola, Ron Gilad, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Michael Anastassiades, Vincent Van Duysen, Nendo, Formafantasma, and many others. In over fifty years of business, Flos has grown significantly, showing a constant commitment to research and innovation in lighting, teamed with a remarkable capacity for identifying new creative talent. In November 2014, acquisition by Italian private equity firm Investindustrial of a stake in Flos marked the start of further industrial development and expansion on a global level. In 2015 Flos acquired NYC-based Lukas Lighting, a company specializing in the design, development, and manufacturing of sophisticated custom lighting products and projects, which remains headquartered in Long Island City, NY, and has now become Flos Custom by Lukas Lighting. In June 2015, Flos purchased Ares, a renowned Italian manufacturer of outdoor architectural lighting. The Outdoor division thus became the fourth production unit at Flos, alongside its historic Decorative, Architectural and Custom product lines. In November 2018, along with B&B Italia, Louis Poulsen and Arclinea, Flos became part of The Design Holding, a collaborative project from investment company Investindustrial and The Carlyle Group, the largest global group in the top-end interior design sector. Today, Flos offers a universe of fully integrated solutions. It exports to more than 90 countries worldwide and has single-brand stores in Rome, Milan, Paris, Lyon, New York, and Stockholm. Its creations have received countless international awards and many of them now feature in the permanent collections of major art and design museums around the world.
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FLOS USA, Inc.
Press contact: Beth Massey, bde, [email protected]
Specification Lighting Sales, LLC (SLS)
Press contact: Gabriela Rodriguez, Director of Marketing, [email protected]