Chrysalis - Floor Lamp Cocoon Material

SKU: FU167009

Created by Marcel Wanders in 2011, this stunning floor lamp invokes the beauty of a towering vase, casting a diffused light that is smartly juxtaposed with a floral projection overhead.

The internal structure is made of steel, and the "cocoon" resin used in the diffuser coat originally used by the Castiglioni brothers and Tobia Scarpa in the 1960’s has been enhanced and tempered to cater to the shape of the modern floor lamp.

The Chrysalis is equipped with two light sources that are controlled by dual pedal switches mounted on a power cable. The body is lit with a 54W T5 fluorescent bulb and the pattern is projected from the top of the fixture with a 60W T4 halogen. (Both bulbs are included.)

The base of the lamp is printed ABS. The frieze is silk-screened glass. The lamp comes with a 112-inch power cable.

Inspiration behind the design: Designer Marcel Wanders drew his inspiration from the "chrysalis,” also known as a butterfly’s pupa. Here, the projection reveals the beauty radiating from within this warm cocoon.

Weight 29.76 LBS
Width 15 Inches
Height 78.74 Inches



Marcel Wanders was born in 1963 in Boxtel, Netherlands. He graduated cum laude from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988.

Known for mixing innovative materials and techniques with references to well-known historical styles and archetypes, Marcel became a recognized force in the industry with his creation of the Knotted Chair in 1996.

Marcel Wanders Career

Throughout his career, Marcel has worked with renowned manufacturers including B&B Italia, Bisazza, Poliform, Moroso, FLOS, Boffi, Cappellini, Droog Design, and more.

In 2000, he founded Moooi in 2000. He is a frequent designer for the firm and serves as creative director.

Marcel Wanders Lighting

His innovative, whimsical lamp designs have earned Marcel a global reputation. He has been the recipient of the “Visionaries” award from the Museum of Art and Design of New York. Marcel Wanders’ design pieces—including ceiling lamps, floor lamps, chandeliers, and pendants—can be found in design collections and exhibitions in the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, the V&A Museum in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Central Museum in Utrecht, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Copenhagen and various Droog Design exhibitions.

FLOS favorites by Marcel Wanders: Can Can, Skygarden, Chrysalis, Zeppelin.


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