BELT wins the Compasso d'Oro
The international jury awarded Belt with the esteemed Compasso d’Oro award as “an original lighting system composed of leather and leds, with a fascinating environmental dimension”.
Designed by the French brothers and developed and engineered by Flos Architectural in 2020, the elegantly sculptural suspension light marries hand-sewn leather with innovative LED lighting to create a sinuous installation that explores the balance between softness and rigidity.
The artisan leather casing, available in three colours and various lengths, has been deftly developed to realise a continuous, single-line configuration without discernible connections or disruptions.
“I am particularly happy about this win because it marks an important milestone for our brand.,” said Roberta Silva. “This is the tenth Compasso d’Oro won in the history of our brand for a product, but it is the first one for our Flos Architectural division, which realised this extraordinary project conceived by the creative genius of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec thanks to its great technical knowledge, high manufacturing quality and artisan knowhow.
With Belt, Flos has cancelled out any lines that separated the categories of technical and decorative lighting, proving that the brand’s philosophy is strong and consistent in all its production units. Belt represents the perfect fusion of innovation, lighting performance, human-centered design, elegance of form and refined craftsmanship.”
- Roberta Silva, CEO of Flos
A new version of BELT in 100% recyclable stretch fabric will launch later this year.
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