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May day lamp

By Flos


  • Description

    Mayday ... Mayday ... were the famous last words before the Titanic sank. The S.O.S. call originates from the French 'm'aider' (engl. 'help me').

    Konstantin Grcic designed the MAYDAY lamp to be a tool. It has a practical handle which incorportates the ON/OFF switch and two spikes to wind up the 5 meter long cable. A big hook on the end of the handle comes in helpful to install the lamp wherever needed. The big white funnel is at the same time reflector and protector. Its smooth polypropylen plastic gives off a warmly diffused light and is strong enough to absorbe any bashing. MAYDAY is not designed for anywhere in specific. It rather comes in handy in all sorts of expected/unexpected situations: Taking it to the garage for work underneath the old Mercedes Benz. Taking it to the garden where it can hang from a tree. Using it on top of a ladder or lying on the floor trying to get the cat from behind the cupboard. Kids love MAYDAY inside their self-made cardboard house.

  • Technical Info

    W:22 x H:53cm
    Cord length: 485cm

    Utility light fixture. Injection-molded tapered opaline polypropylene diffuser. Hook/handle, also acting as cord winder, made of 10% talc-filled injection-molded polypropylene. Push button switch on handle.

    Recommended light source: 1 x MAX 60W E27 IAA/W (not included)

    Finish: Black or orange.

  • Designer
    Konstantin Grcic

    Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich, Germany in 1965. After training as a cabinet maker at Parnham College in England he studied design at the Royal College of Art in London from 1988-1990. Since setting up his own design practice Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design in Munich in 1991 he has developed furniture, products and lighting for some of Europe's leading design companies such as Agape, Classicon, Cappellini, Driade, Flos, Iittala, Magis and SCP.
    In 1999 he won the competition to furnish a public square in London's Canary Wharf. Many of his products have received design awards, the Mayday lamp produced by Flos was selected into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and won Grcic a prestigious Compasso D'Oro Award in 2001. We are in no doubt that more awards will follow...
    Konstantin Grcic designed the brilliant Chair_One Range for Magis, which has spawned a family of stools and tables.
    Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design recent new projects, include the very unique Miura Chair for Plank.

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  • Delivery

    4-5 weeks
    Made to order item

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