Flos Chasen – pendant lamp with variable shade for direct and indirect lighting:
The pendant lamp Chasen by Flos illuminates kitchens and dining tables with style. The light emission is twofold: direct and downward as well as diffuse in all directions.
And there's a special twist: The light emission along with the visual appearance can be changed at will. A handle at the upper part of the shade can shorten or elongate the lamp body, which has the effect of narrowing or widening the gaps between the spokes, thus regulating how much light can escape. At its most slender shape, the lamp gives off almost exclusively downwards directed light, while it provides an additional generous diffuse light when the shade is broadened and its spokes fanned out.
Chasen consists of an inner borosilicate diffuser surrounded by fine spokes made of stainless steel. The shape of the lamp is immediately recognisable as that of the small bamboo whisks called "chasen", which are traditionally used to prepare Japanese matcha.
Its impressive size and unique visual appearance make Chasen a unique highlight for private apartments or restaurants and cafés alike, illuminating tables or counters with great style.
Its striking design is beautiful on its own, but gains an additional advantage through the Japanese-inspired aesthetics, making the lamp an attractive choice for fans of Asia and Japan in particular.