Table lamp by Philippe Starck
Miss Sissi by the Italian lighting manufacturer Flos since 1991. Already in 1988 by the pop star of design - Philippe Starck, Miss Sissi is part of the "Good Goods" product range that Starck put together in 1998 for a catalog by the mail-order company La Redoute. In addition to T-shirts, teddy bears, kayaks and gas masks, Miss Sissi is one of the "non-products for non-consumers" that Starck wanted to offer "for a moral market of the future", quasi "as a political tool that goes straight to the heart of consumption aims ".
Already after Miss Sissi, Stark said about the table lamp: "It wasn't me who designed it, we all were." Miss Sissi emphasizes anonymity and functionality and is therefore a good example of a "non-design".
"At a time when there was a trend towards over-complicated lamps and narcissistic design on the market, I thought it was necessary to regain the idea of an archetypal, small lamp that we all have. The result is Miss Sissi . The use of synthetic materials facilitates mass production and makes Miss Sissi affordable for everyone. As a model of non-design, her design emerged from our collective memory. "
The table lamp exudes direct and diffuse light. Luminaire body, diffuser and diffuser holder are made of injection-molded, colored polycarbonate (UL-94 V0), the luminaire base ensures stability with an inserted lead weight. The switch on the two-wire electrical cable controls the on / off function.