A lamp with a dual personality, Can Can’s clean, linear shape acts as the container for a sophisticated decorative effect.

Certification
CE Mark
Class type
Class II
Colour
White
Diameter
34.7cm
Dimmable
No
Height
36cm
Light bulb cap type
E27
Light bulb type
HSGS/LED
Light bulbs included
No
Material
Polycarbonate, PMMA
Max wattage
105/21w
Protection
IP20
Secondary colour
Clear
Suitable for outdoor use
No
Total cable length
400cm
Weight
2kg
Year
2011

Like many other creations by Marcel Wanders in which the designer melds together simple, classic forms and features or decorations that draw on tradition, in this suspension lamp too he unites an essential exterior silhouette with a lighting ‘effect’ that is as delicate as it is unexpected. From a distance, Can Can introduces itself as a lamp with a stern design that unexpectedly, when seen close up, reveals a floral decoration that filters the light as it is diffused. Delicate and unpredictable, the beam is broken by the polycarbonate decorative flourish to create an ever changing fabric of light. Achieving a perfect balance between simplicity and refinement - constant features in Wanders’ work - Can Can adds an unexpected and sophisticated note to our everyday settings.

Can Can recalls other designs by Marcel Wanders where he combines classic forms with traditional decorations. Here, the clean lines of the suspension lamp contrast the delicate floral decoration inside the light. Achieving a perfect balance between simplicity and refinement, Can Can demonstrates Marcel Wanders’ enduring skill in creating designs that add an unexpected and sophisticated note to our everyday surroundings. 


Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders is a product and interior designer who drew international recognition for his Knotted Chair produced by Droog Design in 1996. His work is ubiquitous; he designs for leading international companies such as Flos, Alessi, Puma, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, MAC Cosmetics, Cappellini, B&B Italia, Moroso and Target.

Wanders also designs for architectural projects, such as the Kameha Grand hotel in Bonn, the Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami and the Villa Moda store in Bahrain. In addition to running his studio, Wanders is co-founder and Artistic Director of the successful design label Moooi (2001).

He exhibits widely and his work is included in such significant museum collections as MoMA New York, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the V&A Museum, London. Wanders has further published numerous books and is extensively profiled in the global media, appearing in such publications as the New York Times, Domus, The Financial Times and Wallpaper Magazine.


Italian lighting manufacturer Flos has been a driving force in innovative techniques and surprising shapes for over fifty years.