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04.04.17

Bon Jour Versailles at Flos Milan Flagship Store

Flos and Baccarat have revealed their new collaboration with Philippe Starck: BON JOUR VERSAILLES, a collection of lamps born from History and Human Intelligence.
Philippe Starck, Daniela Riccardi, Baccarat CEO and Piero Gandini, Flos CEO
Daniela Riccardi, Baccarat CEO
Philippe Starck, Daniela Riccardi, Baccarat CEO and Piero Gandini, Flos CEO

The BON JOUR VERSAILLES collection solves the paradox between industrial precision and artisanal know-how, between aristocracy and democracy, between science and poetry.

The heir to an earlier “Bon Jour” lamps collaboration between Flos and Starck and to the “Versailles” candle-holder created by Baccarat, the BON JOUR VERSAILLES collection reveals timeless lines with unfailing lightness and empirical modernity that evoke our collective memory of the past, of the present and the future.

“At the Palace of Versailles, the Sun King was bored.
One day he had the vision of a flash of lightning, new and magical, other than his own sunlight illuminating his Hall of Mirrors. He dreamed of it, and even made it his coat of arms.
A few centuries later, Flos and Baccarat made it reality, combining the highest technology to their timeless know-how. And History became modern.” Philippe Starck

The BON JOUR VERSAILLES lamp sits on top of a finely sculpted transparent crystal or polymethacrylate stand whose lines are reminiscent of the Maison Baccarat most iconic pieces. Crowned with a chrome plate, the lamp features a unique and innovative LED Edge Lighting technology developed by Flos. This revolutionary system, coupled with an elegant lampshade in pleated fabric, allows the diffusion of warm and organic light that reveals spaces, thanks to an infinite optical play, and like a reflection of magical transparency, the lamp, bathed in light, seems to come alive from the inside.