Design by Konstantin Grcic, 2000.
The utilitarian May Day features an injection-molded tapered opaline polypropylene diffuser. The hook/handle, made of 10% talc-filled injection-molded polypropylene doubles as suspension hook and cord winder. Includes a push button switch on handle and 15 ft cord with plug. Select from two colors.
Dimensions: 20.9" H x 8.7" W
Lamp Type: incandescent
Bulbs: 1 X 60W A-19 medium base incandescent lamp (not included)
Models: FU378030 FU378002
FLOS was founded in 1962. The very same year they began producing a number of lamps that were to become classics in Italian industrial design. These first lamps were Arco, Relemme, Toio and Taccia all designed by Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni. As a tangible proof of their timeless design and technical excellence, these lamps continue to be produced today.
It all started with cocoon . . .In 1959 Arturo Eisenkeil from Merano, an importer of cocoon — a spray-on plastic coating produced in the United States — was tracking down possible applications for this new material. He joined forces with Dino Gavina and Cesare Cassina and set up a company to produce lighting fixtures. This marked the beginning of the long-standing association in the area of design with the Castiglioni brothers and Tobia Scarpa. The first cocoon lamps ever created were the offspring of this collaboration: Viscontea, Taraxacum and Gatto by the Castiglioni brothers and Fantasma by Scarpa. FLOS moved from Merano to the province of Brescia in 1964: At first to Nave and then to the current premises in Bovezzo. Sergio Gandini became chairman of the company in 1965. In 1974, the company became the owner of Arteluce one of the key Italian companies in the industrial design sector. Gino Sarfatti, an industrialist and designer, is the founder of Arteluce. Several models designed by Sarfatti himself have been incorporated into the product range.
From the very outset, FLOS has been characterized by its high-quality approach to lamp design and production. Many of the numerous lamps designed for the company, first by Achille and Piergiacomo, are undoubtedly some of the best-known and most successful products of industrial design. They have won awards and historical critical accolades, and are included in all the most important collections and design museums around the world.
FLOS' production will continue to be imbued with various design trends that embody their attention to leading-edge research combined with highly-efficient production, sales and communications. In 2002, the company celebrated forty years production of designer lamps.
Affordable, Utilitarian, Cool!
The lamp is wonderful...
- manageable (cable)
- cool (resembles like construction area safe lights)
- bright (with a a 60W compact fluorescent, you'll say it's too bright!)
By: Antony L., Homeowner (New york)
The light is one of the more affordable amongst Flos lights.
It means most bang for buck!
You can use this on the floor, on the table, hang it from the ceiling, etc...
I would just get one to keep as a safety light at home!
By: Jason W., Architect (Los Angeles)
The perfect light for the male (and it probably is male) person in need of an intelligently designed, versatile, masculine lamp.
Almost tool-like in its approach, it would be great in a large loft space, or perhaps for working on your classic BMW 2002 without getting eye strain.
By: Jonathan B., Designer (San Francisco)
fun, modern and just a good light.
these are great versatile lamps - they are mobile and functional like a shop light - but cool and modern. super light, hence easy to hook and hang on anything.
By: L.S., Designer (ny)
It's my second may day lamp and I find it great for the outside. I don,t have light on my patio so it's the perfect lamp to bring in and out and hang it from the umbrella.
By: Lasultane, Designer (NY)
We are using our lights in a newly built screen porch over a daybed. They are PERFECT. We can hook them from the rod along the screen tops or hang them lower beside the bed or allow them to frame the screen door OR set them on the end tables. Just right all around!
By: Sarah T., Homeowner (St Louis Missouri)
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