Charismatic and Evocative. Chiara by Mario Bellini

1969-2019 – Flos presents the re-edition of an iconic lamp

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Charismatic and Evocative. Chiara by Mario Bellini
05/09/2019 - On occasion of its 50th anniversary, Flos releases a new edition of the iconic Chiara lamp, designed by Mario Bellini in 1969. This new edition will be available starting from next spring.

In the evening you have to switch on the light”, tells Mario Bellini in his children's book Design explained to children. “I don’t like lamps in which you can see the bulbs because they bother the eyes. So I have always designed lamps the way I like them. First thinking of how to do the right thing when darkness falls and then what shape to give this light.” Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

With its light and sculptural form, Chiara takes shape from a soft construction simply rolled up. This characteristic trait defines its charismatic and truly evocative identity: a lamp shaped like a nun with light shining out of her white hat.

Bellini started designing Chiara in 1968, using paper models. At the beginning the lamp was simply a sheet of aluminum, cut and rolled into a cylinder, almost European origami.

It came about just like that: a few tears here and there, and the sheet wrapped around my hand, assuming the three-dimensional image I had had in mind. The drawings came only later”, tells Mario Bellini in his book Furniture, machines and objects. Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

The collection owes its name to the quality of light, reflected and diffused by the great ‘hat’. Its distinctive dynamic character is linked to the position of the light source, for the re-edition updated with LED lights: the light comes from the base and hits the shade from where it is reflected and diffused, gently illuminating the surroundings. Even switched off this lamp stands out, displaying charismatic and distinctive traits that connote pure design, aspiration and mise-en-scène.

The 2019 re-edition comprises a standard and a table version, both available with different finishes (stainless steel in polished, matte bronze or polished black).

Chiara will be available starting from next spring.
 
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Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

Chiara by Mario Bellini_FLOS

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