Architect Alfred Toet employed LED luminaires by Modular Lighting Instruments to stage the interior of a historical residential home in a subtle light.
We should take our hats off for this luminaire. Chapeau was given its name after its inside: it looks like Robin Hood’s hat. This recessed luminaire is available in two variants: one for recessed mounting with a rim, which makes a beautiful contrast on the ceiling and one for full recessed mounting so that Chapeau’s subtle form is absorbed in the architecture.
Chapeau’s big innovation is in the tilting system. When fully folded up in its shell, Chapeau is a ‘downlighter’, you can see a glimpse of the rim of its bulb holder. The bulb housing is placed asymmetrically opposite the rim of the luminaire. However, the bulb housing can also be fully tilted outwards, enabling Chapeau to produce a clever wash effect on the walls. This way the walls are lit in a very special way.
Good Design award winner 2012