Belt Lighting Wins the Coveted Compasso d’Oro ADI


After Milan Design Week wrapped up, Italian lighting brand Flos happily announced that Belt, designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, was the winner of the 27th edition of the Compasso d’Oro ADI. The modular lighting system was developed, engineered, and produced by Flos Architectural, a division of Flos Group that specializes in technical lighting solutions for interiors.

Roberta Silva, CEO of Flos, said of the honor, “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… 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.”

belt-like light fixture hanging over a dining table and chairs

Photo: Eugeni Pons

Belt’s light source is housed in long, artisan-crafted leather elements. These soft sections serve as the unit’s power supply as well as connection points. It’s here that Belt gets its characteristic serpentine shape as well as its name. The lighting is available in black, green, and natural leather finishes, and comes in various lengths and sizes for maximum adaptability. At FuoriSalone 2022, Flos presented a new version of Belt, featuring a durable, highly resistant, 100% recyclable stretch fabric in grey olive and copper brown finishes. Belt Fabric will be launched later this year.

belt-like light fixture hanging over a desk and chair with a landscape view through the window

Photo: RBA

belt-like light fixture hanging over a dining table and chairs

Photo: RBA

belt-like light fixture hanging over a dark leather sofa

Photo: Federico Torra

belt-like light fixture hanging over a dining table and chairs

Photo: Eugeni Pons

belt-like light fixture hanging over a dining table and chairs with dramatic staircase on the right

Photo: Eugeni Pons

tan belt-like light fixture hanging over a dining table with two chairs

Photo courtesy Studio Bouroulec

tan belt-like light fixture hanging over a dining table with two chairs

Photo courtesy Studio Bouroulec

black belt-like light fixture hanging over a person walking underneath it

Photo courtesy Studio Bouroulec

brown belt-like light fixture

Photo courtesy Studio Bouroulec

detail of black belt-like light fixture

detail of black belt-like light fixture

detail of black belt-like light fixture

detail of black belt-like light fixture

detail of black belt-like light fixture

black and white image of two light-skinned men posing for a portrait in their studio

Erwan + Ronan Bouroullec \ Photo: Alexandre TABASTE

To learn more about Belt, visit flos.com.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.



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