This light is so useful. You won't know how you managed without it. With its 5 meter long cord you can plug it in and move it almost anywhere in a room. Use it as a down light or hang it as an up light, or just stand it on its rim and let it glow.We can't recommend this light enough. As it is so highly portable, it is especially useful to students or anyone living in rented accommodation. Whilst the polypropylene shade only comes in white, the handle comes in a choice of two colours. Mayday can be used with a normal E27 screw fitting incandescent light bulb, may also be used with an energy saving light bulb (which will not get so hot!).
- Injection-molded tapered opaline polypropylene diffuser.
- Hook/handle, also acting as cord winder, made of 10% talc-filled injection-molded polypropylene.
- Diameter: 22cm / 8.66 Inch
- Height: 53cm / 20.86 Inch
- Push button switch on handle
- 1 x MAX 60W E27 IAA/W
After first opening its doors in 1971 Flos acquired brands and opened new a new factory on a path to bring cutting edge creativity to the interior lighting industry. Their later collaborations with Achille Castiglioni in the 80's established Flos in the market by developing a family of lighting, the Brera Series. Later partnerships with contemporary talent including Philippe Starck, Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic, Marc Newson, Piero Lissoni, Marcel Wanders, Patricia Urquiola and many others continued to propel Flos as a leader in modern interior lighting. Pairing with talented design professionals has become a core element of the company's mandate and extends to all areas of its brand including promotional activities and artful photography.
Having received much critical acclaim, Flos is a five time winner of the Compasso d'Oro Industrial Design Award and have secured commissions to illuminate several of Europe's great historical and architectural sites including Venice's Palazzo Grassi and the City of Amsterdam archives.
Today, Flos is a top choice amongst consumers for both private residences and commercial lighting applications. A versatile catalogue paired with a long standing reputation and design history makes Flos products a perfect addition to any space. www.flosusa.com
Flos May Day Lamp Designed by:
- Konstantin Grcic , 2000
Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich in 1965. He was trained as a cabinetmaker at The John Makepeace School in Dorset, England and then he went on to study industrial design at the RCA in London. In 1991 he founded his design firm, Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design, in Munich. KGID is active in several areas of design, from furniture to architecture projects.
Konstantin Grcic defines function in human terms, combining formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humour. Each of his products is characterized by a careful research into the history of design and architecture and his passion for technology and materials. Known for pared-down pieces, Grcic is often called a minimalist but the designer himself prefers to speak of simplicity.
Grcic has designed products for Eemco, Flos, Magis, Mattiazzi and Vitra. His products have won important prizes and are represented in major design collections around the world.