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Chouchin Mini Suspension Lamp

chouchin mini suspension lamp

chouchin mini suspension lamp

Design Ionna Vautrin, 2013
Lacquered blown glass
Made in Italy by Foscarini

Chouchin is the japanese word for the traditional, symbolic lanterns made out of paper and bamboo used as luminous sources or as lucky charms at the entrance of the house. Reinterpreted in a more contemporary way, these lights borrow the magic and the poetry from this symbolic and ethereal japanese world.

The family of Chouchin is broaded with a "mini" version, It includes two models, each with its own color: orange for the round version and green for the elongated. The lacquered glass screens the light completely and therefore the main body spreads light only where it is not colored, through the white collar. It emits a very warm, gentle glow and a direct, strong, concentrated light. Its shape is perfect for use in multiple configurations, to create linear or vertical compositions. Canopy decentralization kit - multiple canopy also available. Please call the hive showroom with any questions: 1-866-663-4483.

Born in France in 1979, Ionna Vautrin graduated from L'école de design Nantes Atlantique in 2002.
She worked successively for Camper in Spain, and by the Studios of George J. Sowden in Italy and of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec in France. At the same time she develops her own works with different design companies: first time with Industreal in Milan, then with the Tools Galerie in Paris and since 2010 with Foscarini.

The Chouchin family is offered in various shapes and sizes, each with its own color. Orange for Chouchin mini 1 (round), and green for Chouchin mini 2 (elongated). 200" max drop available on request.

chouchin 1: shade: 6.6" dia. | 5.4" h | cord: 74" or 200" L | canopy: 4.6" dia. | 2.2 lbs.
chouchin 2: shade: 8.9" dia. | 17" h | cord: 74" or 200" L | canopy: 4.6" dia. | 2.43 lbs.
requires 1x35W GU10 PAR 16 halogen or 1x8W PAR 16 LED retrofit | UL listed

$541.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 7-10 days)

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Ionna Vautrin

Ionna Vautrin was born in 1979 in France and graduated in 2002 from l'école de design Nantes Atlantique. She lives and works in Paris. Since 2002 she has worked successively for Camper in Spain, for George J. Sowden in Italy and for Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec in France. At the same time she developed her own projects with different companies: starting with Industreal, the Tools Galerie, Wallpaper and more recently for Foscarini, Moustache & Super-ette. She opened her own studio in January 2011 after receiving the Grand Prize of Creation from the city of Paris.
Riccardo Olivieri set up Foscarini Spa in Murano in 1981. Two years later, they debuted their catalog, with lamps from Carlo Urbinati and Allesandro Vecchiato, who would become the company’s managers by 1988. Eventually these new owners would move the company off the island and into Venice, as well as transition Foscarini from a glassworks shop to a major design competitor. They had already begun working with external designers in 1985, but their first success came in 1990 with Rodolfo Dordoni’s “Lumiere.” Most all lighting projects were made of glass until 1993, at which point the Havana lamp primarily used polyethylene, making it lighter, more cost-effective, and able to be used indoors and outdoors. It now resides in the MoMA in New York. Other successful lamps would come to define the company, such as the “Mite & Tite” series by Marc Sadler in 2000 (which earned a Compasso d’oro), Patricia Urquiola’s 2005 “Caboche,” and Marc Sadler’s signature lamp "Twiggy."

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