The beautiful shape of the Chasen suspension lamp was inspired by the little traditional bamboo whisks (the "chasen") that have been used for centuries in Japan for the ceremonial preparation of matcha green tea.
Ingeniously, the light emission can be adjusted by means of a mechanical movement that opens the louvers, thereby varying the shape of the luminaire.
The Chasen lamp provides a warm and diffused lighting.
Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain and now lives and works in Milan.
She attended the faculty of architecture of the Madrid Polytechnic and the Milan, Polytechnic graduating with Achille Castiglioni. She collaborated with Achille Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti and Piero Lissoni before opening her own studio in Milan in 2001 working on product design, architecture, interiors, installations and concept creation. She has been selected and has won various prizes among others the International Design Yearbook, IMM Cologne, Good Design Awards of the Chicago Athenaeum, Red Dot Award, Elle Decoration International Awards. She has been nominated designer of the year for Elle Decoration International Design Awards, Wallpaper magazine, AD Spain, Maison & Object Paris, A&W Germany, Interior Design Hall of Fame. She has received from the Spanish Government and the King of Spain the Gold Medal of Fine Arts and the Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic. Her products are present in the permanent collection of various museums among others MoMA NY and Triennale Milano.
FLOS was founded by Dino Gavina and Cesare Cassina in 1962 in order to deliver contemporary lighting in accordance with their modern furniture designs. Their main guiding principles were "collaboration with the most inventive international designers and courage to be daring and provocative, yet uphold the fundamental principles of design". These guidelines are still relevant and can be traced in the entire Flos collection up until the company's latest designs.
From the very beginning FLOS has always been characterized by its high-quality approach towards design and but also towards production.
The result is a catalogue filled with iconic lighting objects that have changed the concept of illumination itself. Testament to this are the numerous awards, critical accolades and inclusions in all the major permanent collections and design museums around the world.
FLOS Lighting's production will continue to be imbued with various design trends that embody their attention to leading-edge research combined with highly-efficient production.
In 2012, FLOS celebrated half a century of excellence in production of designer lighting.
Chemically photo-etched stainless steel body and borosilicate diffuser, die-cast aluminum base, 30% fiberglass-reinforced polyamide ceiling rose attached to a pressed and galvanized steel ceiling fixture, the light emission can be adjusted by means of a mechanical movement that opens the louvers thereby varying the shape of the luminaire, steel suspension cable, FEP/PVC power cord of the same color as the luminaire
Diameter 28,5-48,5cm, height 76-85cm
Cord length 370cm
1 x max 120W E27 (PAR 38 halogen)
Note: this product requires an electrical connection by a licensed electrician
Made in Italy
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