First debuted in 1969, the Flos Chiara Floor Lamp stands at an impressive 145cm high. A lamp of grand proportions, the highly contemporary Chiara is formed using a single piece of mouldable metal; a stainless steel cut-out wrapped and closed via riveted hooks. The towering cylindrical body houses the bulb, whilst a large open shade, tilted at 45 degrees, gently guides the light, casting a delicate light over a lounge chair or sofa. Conceived over 50 years ago, Chiara’s sculptural silhouette was designed as an apparatus to not only direct light but to reflect it, named after the elegant Italian expression ‘to shed light’. Also available, the Flos Chiara Table Lamp.
Mario Bellini, born in Milan in 1935, is an architect, critic and designer. From 1959 to 1962 he collaborated as an architect with the Rinascente group. In this period he also taught at the Istituto Superiore di design in Venice. In 1963 he was team leader with Olivetti, for typewriters and computers, and during this time won various SMAU (Information and Communication Technology International Exhibition) awards for some projects.
Mario Bellini has worked with various significant industrial companies such as B&B, Cassina, Brionvega, Yamaha, Artemide, Flos, Vitra, Fiat, Lancia and Renault. The MOMA in New York holds 25 of Mario Bellini's projects and in 1987 dedicated a monographic exhibition to him.