Konstantin Grcic has designed an ethereal, hand-blown glass light, 'Noctambule,' for FLOS. Named after the French word for 'night owl,' Noctambule appears invisible during the day, and it magically illuminates at nighttime thanks to LED technology that is carefully hidden within the connecting rings.
Configurable as a floor or pendant lamp, different height and shaped modules can be joined together up to six elements to create an impressive column of light.
"Noctambule: the night owl or reveller. Mostly invisible during the day, but coming to glamorous activity at night-time," Grcic stated. "The analogy is fitting. The new collection of lamps is made of blown glass modules, which are see-through and therefore almost inexistent at day-time. But, when you switch them on in the dark, they transform into georgeous, illuminated lamps. The cylindrical glass modules set the basic grammar of the collection. The single module is a lantern. Several modules stacked on top of each other create a light column, or suspended chandelier inside a stair well. Extra elements such a glass dome or cone shaped head allow for added performance such as a floorstanding uplighter and pendant.
"The carefully calibrated LED technology which powers the lamps is discretely integrated into the junctions between the glass modules. Almost absent, but ready to be activated at any (night-) time."
Photography: Santi Caleca