Noctambule by Konstantin Grcic for Flos

August 2019
A pragmatic yet humorous take on design marks out Konstantin Grcic’s philosophy, an approach that can be spotted in his projects with Italian brand Flos.
First came the May Day lamp (2000), a game changer with a nomadic identity and polymeric cone structure. Then in 2013, he took on the redesign of Achille Castiglioni's iconic Parentesi lamp, adding the technology of a flat LED light source. Now the designer presents Noctambule, a lamp that is both poetic and hi-tech. A sophisticated play with the transparency of glass-blown cylinders, which become visible presences in the room only when the LED rings in-between come to life. Combining the handmade crafted shapes with the newest technology, the modules can be stacked and diffuse different tones of lights, from directional to diffused and soft.