FLOS Home Stories - Mario Bellini and Chiara


Mario Bellini and Chiara

In 1969, Italian architect Mario Bellini debuted Chiara, a flat-packable floor lamp for Flos that wore a shiny cloak of stainless steel.

Fifty years after its introduction, Flos is reissuing the icon in a range of sizes and finishes. To honour the occasion, Flos design curator Paolo Brambilla talks with the legend about what inspired Chiara, how design has changed since the ‘60s, and how it hasn’


Product Chiara
Designer Mario Bellini
Director Michele Foti
Photography Alessandro Furchino Capria
Interview Paolo Brambilla
From Flos Stories Issue 2