Bellhop Matte Black Available in Exclusive Lumens – FLOS USA
Walnut Creek CA, April 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Featured: Matte black groom – continuing Flos’ matte black series, the designer table lamp by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby is launched in a new finish. The Special Edition is a sophisticated version of the portable LED lamp, a new iteration and a totem of modernity. Bellhop Matte Black will launch on April 5, 2022, exclusively on lumens.com and usa.flos.com through their collaboration under Design Holding. Color is the result of an in-depth study of its recurring presence throughout the history of art, fashion and design. The matte finish lends a soft, tactile expression to this cordless lamp.
The beginnings of Bellhop
Bellhop was originally designed by Barber and Osgerby for the London Design Museum’s Parabola Restaurant and Members Lounge in an exclusive blue colourway. Flos then made it available for design enthusiasts to have at home in a mix of neutral and bold finishes including white, grey, brick red, cioko, dark brown and more later gray blue and yellow.
Flos then worked with Barber and Osgerby to bring Bellhop outside with a series of bollards, sconces and ceiling lights in natural tones. They also recently translated the idea of the table lamp into a taller Bellhop floor, bringing in textured concrete for the base and brick red, green, cioko and white colors for the stand.
Color has always been an important part of Flos’ design language, selected with the aim of creating an emotional connection between each piece and those who live with it. Now, the Special Edition’s matte black finish brings new personality and texture to the design.
History of the tint
In art and fashion, music and film, architecture and interior design, the color black translates creative ideas into instant emotions.
Black was one of the first colors used in art. Prehistoric artists used to tinker with black charcoal and iron minerals to create a pigment used for rock art. 1927 saw the birth of the black dress by the hand of a certain Coco Chanel. It had a powerful effect when used in architecture. German-born modernist master Mies Van Der Rohe opted for an all-black look when he completed the Seagram Building in Chicago in 1958. Even the Rolling Stones sang “Paint it Black” in 1966.
Today, more and more interior designers are opting for obsidian tones: black metal kitchen cabinets and fronts; storage volumes, dressing rooms, sideboards, secretaries; they are all rendered in this dark hue, infusing spaces with sophistication and muted charm. In all mediums, color speaks louder than words, evoking immediate emotion. The list is endless, the common denominator unchanged: Black.
Measuring 8.2 inches tall, Bellhop Matte Black is just as playful as it is practical. It provides a comfortable, non-glare glow for up to 24 hours between charges. The designers chose to use edge-lit technology, the innovative method of lighting a flat disc with a ring of LEDs around its edges, to ensure an evenly lit surface. The portable table lamp charges via USB-C, charges in 3 hours and has a status indicator neatly hidden under the base. At the touch of a button, the user has four different dimming options between 10% and 100%.
Founded in Merano, Italy in 1962, Flos is recognized as one of the leading international manufacturers of high-end designer luminaires and innovative lighting systems for residential, hotel and commercial projects. The company has an extensive catalog of iconic lamps created by legendary names in design history such as Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Tobia Scarpa, Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Piero Lissoni, Marcel Wanders, Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, Patricia Urquiola, Ron Gilad, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Michael Anastassiades, Vincent Van Duysen, Nendo, Formafantasma, and many more.
In sixty years, Flos has experienced significant growth, demonstrating a constant commitment to research and innovation in the field of lighting, combined with a remarkable ability to identify new creative talents.
In November 2014, Italian private equity firm Investindustrial’s acquisition of a stake in Flos marked the start of industrial development and global expansion. In 2015, Flos purchased Ares, a renowned Italian manufacturer of outdoor architectural lighting. The Outdoor division thus becomes the fourth production unit of Flos, alongside its historical ranges of Decorative, Architectural and Made-to-Measure products. In the same year, Flos also acquired New York-based Lukas Lighting, a company specializing in the design, development and manufacture of sophisticated custom lighting products. This decision provided a major boost to Flos’ growth in the North American contract market.
In November 2018, Flos joined The Design Holding, a collaborative project of investment company Investindustrial and The Carlyle Group, the world’s largest group in the high-end interior design sector. In June 2019, Roberta Silva was appointed CEO of Flos, with a view to the managerial development of the holding company.
Today, Flos offers a universe of fully integrated solutions. It exports to more than 90 countries around the world and has monobrand stores in Rome, Milan, Paris, New York and Stockholm, in addition to two e-commerce platforms shop.flos.com and usa.flos.com. His designs have received countless international awards and many of them are now in the permanent collections of major art and design museums around the world.
Welcome to Lumens | Informed by design
Lumens Light + Living was founded in 2004 with one goal in mind: to be the best place to shop for lights, fans, furniture and accessories for people who love modern design. In 2021, Lumens joined the Design Holding portfolio of design companies alongside FLOS, Louis Poulsen and other internationally renowned brands. We carry a huge assortment of products from iconic brands like Artemide, Kartell and Herman Miller and global brands like SONNEMAN A Way Of Light, Visual Comfort, Tech Lighting and WAC, as well as hundreds of exclusive designs. Lumens offers a top-notch customer experience with a service team of American Lighting Association-certified lighting and design enthusiasts serving residential, business, and commercial customers.
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