Jean Rosenthal once said that the most successful work a designer can do is usually the least noticeable. Speaking in the early 20th century she accurately predicted what would become a key tenet of LED lighting — technology so seamless as to be indiscernible.
Flos’s new Noctambule collection by Konstantin Grcic exemplifies this idea. Named after the French word for “night owl”, it features a collection of blown-glass lanterns that can be arranged to make beautiful light installations. Each of the lanterns is powered by carefully calibrated LED technology that is discreetly integrated into the junctions between modules.
Together they form totem poles of light, each section emitting a gorgeous glow without a bulb in sight. When paired with the Arrangements Collection, they mark a shift in direction for Flos — away from stand-alone luminaires and towards customisable creations that put clients in the designer’s seat.