The Flos OK lamp surprises you: The Italian manufacturer and Konstantin Grcic brought out the re-interpretation of the 70s legendary Parentesi lamp.
Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzù thought about a clamp when they designed their Parentesi, as that’s what its name means in Italian: The lamp “clamps” onto a steel cable, which is attached between the floor and the ceiling and can be moved up and down on it. The principle is kept with the reinterpretation which was christened OK: The Flos OK lamp, just like its archetype, moves up and down on the steel cable. That simple and at the same time unusual principle means there are no limits to the lamp positions.
The big difference to the 70s classic: Grcic’s reinterpretation has today’s shape and technology. “The design of a lamp today isn’t only limited to the object surrounding the light source: it means designing the light source itself” according to Grcic.
That’s why the German designer had much more freedom when choosing a shape than Castiglioni and Manzù in the 70s. Flos OK:
Modern interpretation of a classic The whole alignment of the Flos OK lamp is clear and lights the room with LED technology: This doesn’t only save energy but also makes the ultra-flat body construction possible. The round shape and slim silhouette reminds you of a torch, while it can be used as a direct light or ceiling light according to its position.
The Flos OK with its Soft Touch switch and warm white light (2700 K) is dimmable, creating a cosy atmosphere in the room. The round body has also contributed to Konstantin Grcic’s lamp’s name: The “O” stands for the round light source, while the “K” is from the first name of the designer. Of course the name can also be interpreted differently:
The Flos lamp with its realignment is, also in 2013, more than OK. You can find further Flos Lights here.