March 2, 2012

Marcel Wanders, YLighting Select Pattern Play Winners

To launch his latest lighting element

Can Can

in partnership with


, whimsical Dutch designer

Marcel Wanders

and Can Can’s exclusive online lighting retailer

held the

Pattern Play Design Contest

last fall for which entrants were asked to submit offbeat applications of the Can Can’s inner lighting pattern. Having received hundreds of submissions from around the globe, Wanders, along with Flos CEO Piero Gandini and CEO Sean Callahan, recently selected the competition’s top three winning entries and five runners up. The winners will be awarded with a monetary prize and their very own Can Can pendant light, while the runners up will also receive Can Can fixtures.

See below for the winning entries.

Can Can Labyrinth Gregory Marcel Wanders Flos YLighting

First Place: Can Can Labyrinth by Gregory in Los Angeles

Dalmaticancan Jeddah Marcel Wanders Flos YLighting

Second Place: Dalmaticancan by Jeddah in Australia

Can Can tea bag Alexey Marcel Wanders Flos YLighting

Third Place: Can Can tea bag by Alexey in Russia

Ant Glue Trap Oscar Marcel Wanders Flos YLighting

Runner Up: Ant Glue Trap by Oscar in Virginia

Drain cover Mahsa Marcel Wanders Flos YLighting

Runner Up: Drain cover by Mahsa in Oakland

Can Can Living Wall Lauren Marcel Wanders Flos YLighting

Runner Up: Can Can Living Wall by Lauren in Pittsburgh

A Marcel Wanders bicycle Melanie Flos YLighting

Runner Up: A Marcel Wanders bicycle by Melanie in New York

The forgotten Pac-Man level Bradley Marcel Wanders Flos YLighting

Runner Up: The forgotten Pac-Man level by Bradley in Indiana

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