“When Alec Guinness, James Stewart and Fred Astaire got home in the evening, with a sharp and elegant gesture, they would throw their hats onto anything within reach. So why not a lamp?” That is the question Philippe Starck asked himself when designing his latest lamp for FLOS. Inspired by the retro charm of classic films, this lamp is by no means old-fashioned.
Chapo is an innovative table lamp which doubles as a hat stand. In fact, any hat can be re-purposed as its lampshade for varying, one-of-a-kind looks in seconds. But it is Chapo’s modern details that make it stand out. Not only an LED lamp and hat stand, Chapo also has a sleek base with a USB plugin – a great solution for charging portable devices without searching for an extra outlet. Through easy to use “Soft Touch” technology (the orange dot on the base) users can turn off, on and dim the lamp with the touch of a finger.
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