Working from his studio in the center of Munich, German designer Konstantin Grcic defines function in human terms, combining formal rigor with considerable mental acuity and humor. Each of his products is characterized by careful research into the history of design and architecture and his passion for technology and materials. Known for pared-down pieces, Grcic is often called a minimalist but the designer himself prefers to speak of simplicity and clean lines. His Mayday Lamp (2000) is a portable solution that can be used to suit the task at hand – hang it over a table, from a hook in the garage, from a rod in a closet, or even from a branch outside (just be sure to bring it inside when you’re done as the Mayday is not weather tight). When not in use, wrap the cord around the handle. Bulb: 60W/120V/A19 Medium.