Flötotto Sucu Cactus Floor Lamp
Materials: Green plastic cactus lampshade (polypropylene). 2 plastic E14 sockets.
Height: 116 cm / 45.66”
Width: 33 cm / 12.99”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E14, 2 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1990s, 2000s.
Designer: Art Nowo.
Manufacturer: Elmar Flötotto, Rietberg, Germany.
Other versions: The Flötotto Sucu cactus floor lamp exists in several colours and a few sizes.
Elmar Flötotto is a family run business in it’s fourth generation. The company was founded in 1906 by Heinrich Flötotto as a furniture joinery business in in Gütersloh (Avenwedde), Germany.
After World War II, in 1946, Heinrich’s sons Fritz and Franz continue his work. They now have a sawmill, as well as a home furniture and school furniture factory. In 1951, Flötotto expands with a chipboard plant in Arnsberg in the Sauerland region, some 50 km / 30 miles from Dortmund.
Between 1969 and 1991, the third-generation descendants of the founder take over the company they have inherited.
Flötotto is bests known for the shaped seat, patented on a global scale in 1952, and 20 million chairs have already been sold around the world. The seat shells are made from PAGHOLZ® plywood.
Today (2020) Frederik Flötotto is the CEO of the company.
No information can be found about the designer or design company, unfortunately.