- Designer : Ionna Vautrin
- Year of Design : 2011
- Material : Lacquered blown glass
- Dimensions :
Chouchin 1 Mini (Orange) : H: 14cm; Ø : 17cm - Max Drop 204cm
- Chouchin 1 Standard (Orange) : H: 31cm; Ø : 40cm - Max Drop 221cm
Chouchin 2 Mini (Green) : H: 24cm; Ø : 112cm - Max Drop 214cm
- Chouchin 2 Standard (Green) : H: 43cm; Ø : 22cm - Max Drop 233cm
Chouchin 3 (Grey) : H: 25cm; Ø : 30cm - Max Drop 215cm
- Light Bulbs :
Mini : 1 x 35W GU10 PAR 16 35° Halogen bulb or
1 x 4W GU10 PAR 16 25° LED (excl)
Standard : 1 x 100W E27 Halogen Par 30 or
1 x 150W E27 Halogen Energy Saver or 1 x 25W E27 Compact Fluorescent (excl)
- IP Rating : 20
- Delivery : 1 - 2 weeks
Chouchin was inspired by traditional Japanese paper and bamboo lanterns used as lights and bright signs outside restaurants and bars. Designed by Ionna Vautrin Chouchin is a downlighter made from lacquered blown glass and comes in three shapes : Chouchin 1 (orange); Chouchin 2 (olive green) and Chouchin 3 (grey).
Chouchin 1 and Chouchin 2 are also available in smaller Mini versions. Each standard sized Chouchin; comes with a 16cm diameter ceiling rose and the mini versions with a 12cm diameter ceiling rose.
As with most Foscarini suspension lights Chouchin is available in two versions - a single version which comes with its own canopy/ceiling rose or without a ceiling rose. This version is designed to be used with one of the three separate canopies available for multiple fittings, depending on the configuration required and area over which they are to hang:
90cm Linear - maximum fittings in staggered position : Chouchin1 - 4; Chouchin 2 - 6; Chouchin 3 - 5; Mini Chouchin - 6
135cm Linear - maximum fittings in staggered position : Chouchin1 - 6; Chouchin 2 - 9; Chouchin 3 - 8; Mini Chouchin - 9
Round Canopy - maximum fittings in staggered position : Chouchin1 - 6; Chouchin 2 - 6; Chouchin 3 - 6; Mini Chouchin - 9
Lights are available with a standard 1.9m cable and suspension wire or 5m for extra high ceilings. Furthermore, for single lights a 'decentralisation' kit is also available which enables you to position the light off-centre to the main canopy - ideal if your electricity feed cables don't lie immediately above where you want the light to be positioned.