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A Limited Edition created by Flos for the iconic Mayday lamp

26 January 2021

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the iconic Mayday lamp, Flos has created a Limited Edition release of 2,020 numbered pieces in special packaging. Featuring a sophisticated die-cast aluminum handle/hook embossed with the designer’s signature and serial number, Mayday Anniversary represents a highly desirable piece and a unique opportunity for collectors.

Created by Konstantin Grcic in 1999 and produced by Flos from 2000 onwards, the Mayday lamp is recognized the world over as a little design masterpiece in all its minimal simplicity. An intelligent and versatile light fixture that resembles a workshop lamp, in 2001 it won an ADI Compasso d’Oro Award for its “flexibility of use, with unlimited and easy indoor and outdoor collocations; affordable price; and persuasive formal research into the use of mostly existing components”.

“I tried to re-define the conventional typologies for a lamp: it is neither a pendant lamp, nor a table or floor lamp, not even a lamp for wall application. Mayday is the emergency call used when you are in trouble at sea, and somehow the lamp offers this idea: it comes in handy whenever you need light.” K.G.

Conceived as a universal tool suited to multiple tasks and locations, Mayday features a series of references to functional elements such as a practical handle that incorporates a large rubber On/Off switch, a hook to suspend the lamp wherever needed, a conical polypropylene diffuser – a translucent funnel that gives off a warm light – and two spikes for winding up the five-meter power cord.


Materials: polypropylene, aluminum

Light Source:  LED 8,5W- E27 – 965lm – 2200-2700K – dimmable

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