Mayday is the lamp that the designer Kostantin Grcic designed for Flos in 1999, with the aim of "being able to be useful whenever you need light". The lamp is inspired by work lamps, also called emergency lamps, which can be placed anywhere with a hook. Mayday is not a table or floor lamp, neither a suspension nor a wall lamp. Somehow Grcic has designed an object that is all these things together, overcoming any typological definition, in fact it is not designed for a specific place but for foreseen and unexpected situations: in the garage to work, hanging it from a tree, at the top of a staircase, etc.
Mayday is produced entirely in recycled polypropylene by injection molding, without the use of glue in the assembly to make it completely recyclable, and a hook that allows it to be used anywhere. The opal diffuser, with its characteristic conical and translucent shape, diffuses a warm light while the power button is positioned on the hook-handle, which is the element that determines the flexibility of the project, like the 5 meters long electric cable.
For its incredible versatility, Mayday was awarded in 2001 with the Compasso d'Oro ADI, the most prestigious award in the world of design.