Chiara Lamp Collection
The Chiara lamp by Flos is composed of a reflecting body in aluminium, finished internally with an opaque white plastic film and folded and closed via hooks riveted to the sheet metal.
Originally designed in 1969, Chiara lamp is a supple construction formed from a simple sheet of polished stainless steel that has been cut and rolled into a cylinder. This self-supporting, origami-like structure hides the lighting source. The light is then reflected and diffused by a large ‘hat’, which resembles a nun’s wimple and veil.
Even switched off, Chiara’s strong and charismatic identity makes a striking impression.
Mario Bellini is an architect and designer internationally renowned. He received the Golden Compass Award eight times and 25 of his works are in the permanent design collection of the New York MoMA, which dedicated to him a personal retrospective in 1987. He was editor of Domus magazine (1985-1991) and has designed countless art, design and architecture exhibitions over the years, both in Italy and abroad.
In 2015 the Milan Triennale awarded him the Gold Medal for his career in architecture and in 2017 dedicated him a retrospective exhibition which was then the subject of a world tour. Since 1980, he has mainly devoted himself to architecture with numerous prestigious creations including: the Portello Trade Fair district in Milan, the Villa Erba Exhibition and Convention Centre in Cernobbio (Como), the Tokyo Design Centre in Japan, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, the Department of Islamic Art at the Louvre in Paris, the new Milan Convention Centre, the new international Airterminal T3 in Rome Fiumicino.