philippe starck: chapeau light for flos philippe starck: chapeau light for flos
apr 12, 2013

philippe starck: chapeau light for flos

philippe starck: chapeau light for flos‘chapeau’ by philippe starck for flosimage © designboom

 

 

taking the idea of a hat stand and translating it into an object which also functions as a light, philippe starck‘s ‘chapeau’ table lamp for flos offers a whimsical design which allows one to use any type of hat as a lampshade in which to diffuse the LED array used for illumination. presented at euroluce at the 2013 salone del mobile, the lamp’s simple form acts as a base whereby the owner can customize it with their own head covering, combining the functions of two things which would otherwise not be associated with one another, resulting in a playful, interactive lighting piece.

 

‘chapeau’ lighting on show at euroluceimage © designboom

 

 

the object’s function as a hat stand helps inform the look of the lighting pieceimage © designboom

 

 

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all types of head coverings can be used to top the table lamp thus making ‘chapeau’ a fun, interactive lighting pieceimage © designboom

 

 

the basic cross-shaped form of the light where any hat may rest, diffusing lightimage © designboom

 

  • chapeau bas Philippe !

    kubi says:
  • Disappointing that monsieur Starck and Flos has scraped the barrel with this design. The concept was expressed far better in 2007 by the Jeeves and Wooster collection by http://www.jakephipps.com

    Jane says:
  • Curro Claret was there long ago (2005). Same Hat but much more interesting support (personal opinion).
    Just search for Vincon Lamp Curro Claret

    martin says:
  • is this really what design inn2013 has come to? – Sad for Starck, sad for Flos and sad for us to witness.

    roger says:
  • This hasn’t been done as well as it could have but Jeeves was completely different from this.

    Geoff says:
  • The Jeeves lights are so much better then this because not only is it a novel way of using a light but its an iconic symbol of Britishness.

    James says:

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