Noctambule: the night owl or reveller.
“Mostly invisible during the day but coming to glamorous activity at night-time. 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 gorgeous, 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 to 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 floor standing 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.” Konstantin Grcic
The cylindrical, see-trough glass modules can be combined to create two heights floor lamps enriched by a glass dome or cone shaped head. The suspended models can be composed of one cylindrical element and a dome head, or up to 6 elements for a stunning lighting column. Noctambule provides a diffuse, bright light giving a fascinating, magical atmosphere to any environment.
Konstantin Grcic was born in 1965. He was trained as a cabinet maker at The John Makepeace School (Dorset, England) before studying Design at the Royal College of Art in London.
Since setting up his own practice Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID) in Munich in 1991, he has developed furniture, products and lighting for some of the leading companies in the design field. Amongst his renowned clients are Authentics, BD Ediciones, ClassiCon, Flos, Magis, Maharam, Muji, Nespresso, Plank, Serafino Zani, Thomas-Rosenthal and Vitra.
Many of his products have received international design awards such as the prestigious Compasso d`Oro for his MAYDAY lamp (Flos) in 2001 and the MYTO chair (Plank) in 2011.
Work by Konstantin Grcic forms part of the permanent collections of the world´s most important design museums (a.o. MoMA/New York, Centre Pompidou/Paris).