Crocus - Powder Coated White

Ross Mackay


Ross Mackay


The Crocus lamp is inspired by how a simple flower reacts to the sun.

The crocus flower is particularly elegant width a single stem and cup shaped petals that vary enormously in colour.

The flower is often solitary and will bloom in early spring while snow is still around.

The designer says the crocus lamp has a very solitary, sentinel look.

Note: Base is 510 mm in diameter.


Height Diameter
Closed 1760 mm69 & 1/4 in 170 mm6 & 3/4 in
Open 1760 mm69 & 1/4 in 270 mm10 & 3/4 in


Custom packaged


Also available in black powder coated finish or stainless steel
After deciding an engineering degree was not for him, Ross MacKay spent many hours hang-gliding above the stunning scenery of Hawkes Bay, becoming a tandem instructor which allowed him to regularly view his favourite landscape from 5000 ft in the air.

As his thoughts returned to design, Ross found inspiration in how function leads to such elegant shapes as a bird’s wing.

Working from his Cicada Works workshop, which was setup in 2002 in collaboration with David Trubridge and
William Jameson, Ross is surrounded by creative people, artists through to engineers, the trio’s first major project
was artwork, seating and lights for central Hastings which was a project for the Hastings District Council.

Continuing to work in this vein today, Ross has further developed his skills as a maker. Choosing to work with steel as a medium, Ross is now developing his own range of home interior products, including the award-winning Crocus lamp.
The Crocus lampshade resembles a flower
with the ‘leaves’ surrounding the bulb able
to be open or closed.

First released to the market in 2008, the
Crocus has already won The Best Commercial Innovative Design Award at the recent 2008 Australian International
Furniture Fair in Sydney, Australia.