Chouchin is a Japanese word meaning those traditional symbolic paper and bamboo lanterns typically used as light and bright signs outside restaurants and bars, or as lucky charms outside homes. Created by Ionna Vautrin in 2011, this lamp is a contemporary restyling of these poetic and almost magical objects.
With Chouchin, the young French designer manages to convey all the poetry of oriental tradition through an unprecedented material, namely painted blown glass. Simple and stylish, Chouchin teams unique craft-based expertise with a modern and strikingly simple style. The Chouchin family comprises 3 models with a coloured matt glass body (an orange suspension, a grey suspension and an elongated green one) which casts an intense and warm beam of light onto the underlying surface.
This year, beside the first version, Foscarini is launching a new one: Chouchin reverse.
The shapes are the same but the colours have been inverted; the diffuser is now white while the collar stays the same colour as the previous shape. It is not just about a new colour, but rather a new light, a new use even.
Indeed, Chouchin reverse, thanks to the pale blown glass diffuser, not only directs light downwards – like the original Chouchin - but it also diffuses a brilliant, flowing and emotional light into its surroundings.
Chouchin and Chouchin Reverse are two complementary models of an extremely poetic model with a strong decorative value. All the versions can be used individually or in highly scenic compositions: the perfect blend of tradition and modernity.
Materials: painted blown glass
Colours: chouchin1: white/orange, chouchin2 white, green, Chouchin 3 white, grey
Chouchin 1: diameter 40 cm 15 7/8”, H. 31 cm 12 3/8”
Chouchin 2: diameter 22 cm 8 7/8”, H. 43 cm, 17”
Chouchin 3: diameter 30 cm 12”, H. 25 9 7/8”
220/240 V halogen 1x150W E26
Fluorescent 1x26W E26
120V: halogen 1x50W E27
Fluorescent 1x25W E27
Energy Class A+,A,B,C
Designer: Ionna Vautrin
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