Achille Castiglioni first designed the Stylos Floor Lamp in 1984. The halogen flood lamp illuminates the column at the base. an an incandescent light provides additional diffused lighting that emits through the top. Each bulb has a separate switch. The metallic base with silver finish is weighted to prevent the fixture from toppling. The halogen lamp source emits diffused and reflected light. Achille Castiglioni was inspired by ordinary things, materials that people see and use on a daily basis. His philosophy "less is more" is evident in his designs where a very small amount of material is used in crafting larger than life pieces. The Stylos Floor Lamp is the perfect example of this.