Chouchin by Foscarini



Designer Ionna Vautrin
Launched in 2011
Architonic id 1140065

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Chouchin is the Japanese word for the traditional, symbolic paper and bamboo lanterns used as light, luminous signs outside public places or as lucky charms outside homes. The young French designer, Ionna Vautrin, was inspired by this ethereal, poetic and almost magical object and has reinterpreted it in a contemporary key.

It has an essential and, at the same time, evocative design: the glass body, obtained through a single blowing process, is closed by a collar underneath. Colour played a key role in the choice of materials: glass offers a warm surface on which the varnish produces a full, brilliant colour.

The varnish, which makes the body completely impermeable to light and extremely glossy, ends where the white collar begins. Thus, when the lamp is lit, it illuminates with a soft, warm glow, while an intense, direct beam of light falls on the surface below.

Colour and proportions were created together in Chouchin so that every shape has its own colour: the large one is orange, the small one is grey and the elongated one is olive green. These different solutions for different environments, also have potential to compose extremely scenic ensembles.

Chouchin is both welcoming and warm. , It speaks a young, fresh, language that perfectly combines tradition and modernity.


Suspension light
Material: lacquered blown glass

Chouchin 1: Ø 40 h. max 200 cm
Colour: orange

Chouchin 2: Ø 22 h. max 200 cm
Colour: green

Chouchin 3: Ø 30 h. max 200 cm
Colour: grey

Bulb: halogen ( 1x150W), fluorescence (1x23W)

Product group: Suspended lights General lighting Pendant lights in glass
Designer: Ionna Vautrin

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