Mayday Lamp

Mayday Lamp

1998
Designer
Konstantin Grcic, German, 1965-
Born: Germany
Work Locations: Germany
Manufacturer
Flos, Est. 1962
Work Locations: Italy
Country
Italy
lamp
Injection-molded polypropylene
Gift of FLOS USA, Inc.
2010.8
Konstantin Grcic (German). Mayday Lamp. 1998. Injection-molded polypropylene. Gift of FLOS USA, Inc.. 2010.8.
Dimensions
height: 20 7/8 in, 53.0225 cm; base diameter: 8 15/32 in, 21.5106 cm
Inscription
Serial No. 1202557
Department
Architecture and Design
Collection
Architecture and Design

Konstantin Grcic
German, born 1965
Mayday Lamp
1998
Injection-molded polypropylene
Manufactured by Flos S.p.A., Italy
Gift of Flos USA, Inc., 2010.8

The Mayday lamp, produced for Flos in 1999, is a reinterpretation of the industrial lamps used in auto mechanic shops transformed for domestic use. The Mayday lamp exemplifies Konstantin Grcic’s aspirations to rethink conventional products for the home.

Known Provenance
Gifted 2010 by Flos USA, Inc. to the Denver Art Museum.
Exhibition History
  • "What Is Modern?"—Denver Art Museum, 10/30/2010 - 3/24/2013
  • “The Light Show” — Denver Art Museum, 5/19/2019 – 3/7/2021