Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù thought about a clamp when they designed their Parentesi, since that’s what its name means in Italian: The lamp “clamps” at a steel robe, which is fixed between the ground and the ceiling, on which it is movable and adjusted in its height. The OK named re-interpretation works with the same principle: The Flos OK moves up and down on the steel rope as well as its model. That simple and unusual principle makes it very easy to adjust the light.
The big difference between the classic piece of the 70s and this new one consists of the form and the technique of today. ”The design of a lamp isn’t only limited to the object surrounding the light source: it means to design the light source itself”, explains Grcic. That’s the reason why the German designer had a lot more liberty choosing the shape of his lamp, contrasting Castiglioni and Manzù.
Flos OK: Modern interpretation of a classic piece
While the whole outlines of the Flos OK lamp are clear, it illuminates the room with LED technique: This isn’t only energy saving, but it also enables the ultra-flat construction of the lamp’s body. The round shape and the slim silhouette remind us of a pocket mirror, while it can be directed as direct light source or as ceiling flooder according to the event. The Flos OK achieves in creating a relaxing atmosphere in every room because of its dimmability via Soft-Touch-Switch and the warm white light (2700 K).
The round lamp’s body is also responsible for the name of the lamp from Konstantin Grcic: The “O” represents the round light source while the “K” comes from the name of the designer. The name can as well be interpreted as re-adjustment of the original: The Flos lamp from 2013 is very very OK.
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