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