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The YLighting + FLOS Pattern Play Design Contest called on design lovers to apply the inner pattern of Marcel Wanders’ new Can Can light onto unexpected places for a chance to win. We received over 200 entries from around the world showing us their most creative use of the design.

It was a tough job to do, but Marcel Wanders, Piero Gandini (CEO of FLOS) and Sean Callahan (CEO of YLighting) selected their favorites. Congratulations to the winners!
First Place. Welcome to the Marcel Wanders Can Can Labyrinth. While not a true labyrinth, it is a meditation garden constructed of 5’-6” tall box hedges, which fill the negative space of the pattern. Submitted by Gregory in Los Angeles. 

"I chose the winning design ‘Can Can Labyrinth’ as it took the pattern as surface and brought it to life by making it an experience. The design reflects the underlying craziness and playfulness of the competition and doesn’t take itself too seriously. It is romantic and imaginative and is something I would love to see," Said Marcel Wanders about the winning design.  

First Place. Welcome to the Marcel Wanders Can Can Labyrinth. While not a true labyrinth, it is a meditation garden constructed of 5’-6” tall box hedges, which fill the negative space of the pattern. Submitted by Gregory in Los Angeles. 

"I chose the winning design ‘Can Can Labyrinth’ as it took the pattern as surface and brought it to life by making it an experience. The design reflects the underlying craziness and playfulness of the competition and doesn’t take itself too seriously. It is romantic and imaginative and is something I would love to see," Said Marcel Wanders about the winning design.  

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Third Place. A Can Can tea bag for a delicious blend of tea.Submitted by Alexey in Russia

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Runner Up. A precious present to the cold and unloved street corner. Placement of a highly intricate and ornamental object, beautiful in essence and lovingly fabricated through a laser cutter. Submitted by Mahsa in Oakland

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Runner Up. The forgotten Pac-Man level: The game designers loved this level, but it was found that the players spent too much time staring at the level and not playing the game. Submitted by Bradley in Indiana

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flos can canPattern Play Design Contest Entry: “My entry blends together the traditional and the unexpected, borrowing from the worlds of high design and urban artscapes to create a work that engages and reminds us that art can be found everywhere.” Submitted by Nadia in New York. 

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Pattern Play Design Contest Entry: “The sensuous Can Can design gave a lot of ideas but the one that struck me the most was a simple sliced open grapefruit. I skewed the color to be a bit less ruby and more fuchsia.” Submitted by Paul in California. 

flos can canPattern Play Design Contest Entry: “The sensuous Can Can design gave a lot of ideas but the one that struck me the most was a simple sliced open grapefruit. I skewed the color to be a bit less ruby and more fuchsia.” Submitted by Paul in California. 

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Pattern Play Design Contest Entry: Can Can Eye Chart. Can you find the second pattern?” Submitted by Cameron in North Vancouver. 

Flos Can CanPattern Play Design Contest Entry: Can Can Eye Chart. Can you find the second pattern?” Submitted by Cameron in North Vancouver. 

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Pattern Play Design Contest Entry: “Can Can Living Wall.” Submitted by Lauren in Pittsburgh. 

flos can canPattern Play Design Contest Entry: “Can Can Living Wall.” Submitted by Lauren in Pittsburgh. 

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Second Place. Dalmaticancan. Submitted by Jeddah in Australia

Second Place. Dalmaticancan. Submitted by Jeddah in Australia

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Runner Up. This ant glue trap introduces the Can Can pattern in a very lethal yet beautiful manner. Initially invisible to the eye, the pattern will reveal as more ants fall prey on the sticky path. Submitted by Oscar in Virginia

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Runner Up. Can Can Living Wall. Submitted by Lauren in Pittsburgh

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Runner Up. A Marcel Wanders bicycle spoke for travel and aesthetic purposes. Submitted by Melanie in New York

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Pattern Play Design Contest Entry: ”Can Can is not just for interiors. Now, wherever you go, your Can Can will illuminate the road ahead. Go ahead… Turn on those high beams.” Submitted by Bekir in Indiana. 

flos can canPattern Play Design Contest Entry: ”Can Can is not just for interiors. Now, wherever you go, your Can Can will illuminate the road ahead. Go ahead… Turn on those high beams.” Submitted by Bekir in Indiana. 

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Flos Can CanPattern Play Design Contest Entry: ”Can Can Mountain - if something is as adorable as the Can Can pattern, you should be able to eat it. right? Visit cancanmountain.blogspot.com to see how it was made.” Submitted by Ahmet. 

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flos can canPattern Play Design Contest Entry: “This ant glue trap introduces the can can pattern in a very lethal yet beautiful manner. Initially invisible to the eye, the pattern will reveal as more ants fall prey of the stickyly crafted path.” Submitted by Oscar in Virginia. 

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