Take its name and much inspiration from Japanese paper lanterns, the Chouchin Mini Lamps by Ionna Vautrin for Foscarini are a fresh take on tradition. The mini lamps are a smaller version of the original Chouchin Lamps made in 2011 by Vautrin, and take all the charm of the originals and present it in a smaller form.
The body of the lamps are made from blown class that has been painted on the inside, giving the entire lamp an opaque and glossy outer finish. The bottom rim is the only park left uncovered, allowing a gentle light to shine through in a warm, downward beam.
The Chouchin Mini Lamps come in two different designs, one long style and one short style, an full details can be found at Foscarini.
About the designer: Ionna Vautrin graduated in 2002 from l'©cole de design Nantes Atlantique. Since 2002 she has worked successively for Camper in Spain, for George J. Sowden in Italy and for Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec in France. Currently, she lives and works in Paris.
About the manufacturer: Foscarini has been one of the most respected and important producers of lighting designs for the past 30 years. The first collection of lamps was debuted in 1983, designed by Carlo Urbinati and Alessandro Vecchiato. Now, in 2013, the company opened two new venues in cities that symbolize contemporary design: Milan and New York. Not simple showrooms, but rather locations that aim to be the spokesperson of the company's values of innovation and creativity, in which to "tell stories and to