A light-emitting disk. A sun hanging from a wire. A luminous circle embracing space. The OK pendant light are all of these.
EMBRACING THE ART OF LED TECHNOLOGY
A flat circular shape with a wire that works like a rail and runs from the ceiling to the floor.
The name incorporates the shape of the “O” and the first initial of its German designer, Konstantin Grcic. Once again, Grcic unites technological experimentation, design sensitivity and a taste for unadulterated shapes. His passion for technology and materials translates into design that speaks the languages of simplicity, innovative avant-garde and design history.
And so Grcic pays homage to an icon of Italian industrial design, redesigning the original light bulb as an ultra-flat LED surface with edge-lighting technology, directable over 360 degrees. The parenthesis-shaped tube of the original lamp maintains its vertical sliding function over the steel cable, but has now become a small rectangular box that houses the electronic components and a soft-touch switch. The formerly cylindrical weight has been substituted by an easier-to-install cone shape. Only the small ceiling rose, designed by Achille Castiglioni, has remained identical: a beautifully shaped piece of spun metal. × > ... Designing a lamp is no longer limited to working around a given bulb. Today, it means designing the actual bulb or light source.—Konstantin Grcic