Flos Bibliothèque Nationale – A Magical Library
How big would a bookcase have to be to be able to store all the books in the world? The Great Wall of China would probably feel extremely tiny with this idea. Moreover a piece of furniture like that would be far from practical, if only for finding a lamp that could illuminate this gigantic library. The French interior architect and industrial designer Philippe Starck designed an elegant illuminated library that does fit into your interior: the Flos Bibliothèque Nationale floor lamp.
Starck and Flos
In the industry of lighting Flos is famous for its high quality furniture. On the one hand because of their stylistic innovations, on the other hand for introducing materials that are new for the lighting industry.
The same shade as the Miss K and K Tribe
Choosing for topdesigner Philippe Starck is not a big surprise. After all he has become a trusted member of the Flos family. In the past he designed creative lighting jewels like the Gun Lamp (2005) and the Archimoon (2000). If you are somewhat familiar with Starck’s designs you will notice that the shade of the Bibliothèque Nationale is the same as that from the Flos Miss K and the K Tribe lamps. This lampshade will be available in five different finishes going from soft fabric to transparent, aluminum silver, aluminum bronze and smoked color.
Hence the name “Bibliothèque”
The Bibliothèque Nationale floor lamp is characterized by three book shelves from stainless steel, attached to a central stem, that go towards the light in an upward spiral way. With this design light wizard Philippe Starck introduced a new creative piece of furniture to the world.
Bibliothèque Nationale: Digital lighting magic
“A magical library where the books fly off towards the light.” Philippe Starck
On the shelves you can’t only store your favorite books, but also your iPad or Kindle. The Bibliothèque Nationale is equipped with a USB port which allows you to recharge your smartphone or tablet and at the same time read your online books without power failures. In short a digital global library at your fingertips combined with pleasant lighting. This “book lamp” will be available from april.
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