Flos launches re-edition of Mario Bellini’s 1969 Chiara
Flos is launching a re-edition of Chiara – originally designed by Mario Bellini for Flos in 1969 – an iconic design from a simple sheet of polished stainless steel that has been cut and rolled into a cylinder. The origami-like structure hides a lighting source, updated to LED and placed on the floor. The light it provides is reflected and diffused by a large “hat”, which resembles a nun’s wimple and veil.
The re-edition of Chiara uses cutting-edge technology and will introduce two models: the classic floor lamp in stainless steel with black edges and a new, smaller table model in a variety of finishes – aluminum with an anthracite edge, dark grey with olive green edges, and pink gold with red edges.
Bellini started designing the lamp in 1968, using paper models. The light it provides is dynamic yet soft, originating in the base, hitting the upper screen and then reflecting and diffusing into the surrounding area.