Milan Design Week 2017: Konstantin Grcic’s “Noctambule” Lamp

From a "naive, stupid start" to a beautiful execution

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Konstantin Grcic’s newest Flos lamp is a meditation on opposites. When off, the glass structure appears invisible, blending into the background. In turning the light on, it becomes a glowing line powered by multiple cinched LED waists. The lamp’s name “Noctambule” reflects this balance—it means “the night owl” in French. Grcic clarifies the duality of this word, “It can also be …

Flos + Bezar Go Bubblegum Pink

The Italian brand's studious Kelvin table lamp gets a bold paint job

Online design marketplace Bezar officially launched just a few months ago, but has been holding to its promise of introducing unique products from independent designers on a daily basis and becoming a go-to place for discovering new art and home items. The shopping platform (from fab.com co-founder Bradford Shellhammer) ups its offerings with a new series intended to refresh classic designs. Their first “color bomb,” …

Ipnos Outdoor Light by Rossi Bianchi Studio

Use the unconventional rectangular prism structure as a lamp or even a table

Created by Milan-based design duo Guido Bianchi and Nicoletta Rossi for the well-respected and innovative lighting company FLOS, the Ipnos outdoor light is at once subtle and bold. The simple design—which is really an indoor/outdoor piece—essentially mimics a 3D sketch of a rectangular prism but really makes a statement. Rossi and Bianchi—both former architects—created the light from thin, anodized aluminum poles (making it super-light and …