If you are bored of using a dimmer to adjust the brightness of your lamp and are looking for something more interesting and playful, the “light=weight” lamp by Malaysian designer Junji Kawabe might interest you. The light=weight lamp has been made with a spring loaded mechanism that allows the adjustment of the lamp’s brightness. The brightness of his lamp changes according to the weight of the object placed on its top. The heavier the object, the brighter the lamp shines.
Every now and then, we stumble across ingeniously designed lighting fixtures that offer a perfect blend of form and function, and the Pilu lamp is no exception. Created by German designer Leoni Werle, the Pilu lamp is able to switch between two different positions – upright and inclined – like a seesaw. The bell-shaped Pilu lamp comes with a V-shaped solid oak base, which helps it stand vertical or in a rock forward. In the inclined position, the powder-coated steel stem becomes angled.
Designed by New York-based Victor Vetterlein, “Bite Me” is an edible desk lamp you can actually eat when don’t need it anymore. The lamp has been made from biodegradable plastic derived from vegetable glycerin and agar, a gelatin made from sea algae. Therefore, when you feel like easting a lamp, you can always have “Bite Me” on your plate. Do not forget to remove the lighting strip before you get down feasting.
Designed by Daniele Luciano Ferrazzano of DLF Product Design, the Rim Lamp from the design studio’s lamp-wheel series is a handmade floor lamp made with bicycle rims. The special bulbs used in the Rim Lamp make for a stunning shadow game that helps create a comforting ambiance. The user can turn on and off the lamps individually, and with the help of a small handle, you can transform the floors lamp into a reading lamp. The Rim Lamp flaunts matt white frame, black/gold shiny wheels and white/red cable for the standard version. The colors and designs can be customized to user’s preferences. The Rim Lamp has been awarded with the MINI Interior Design Award 2012.
The latest addition to the ever-increasing family of amazing light fixtures is the Ákob leather lamp by Tjiang Supertini, which has been crafted with the ancient Indonesian basket weaving and boiled leather technique. Making good use of leather’s decorative value, the Ákob lamp features leather strips that have been laser cut into precise measurements to guarantee weaving consistency. The basket-like shape, which is usually found in South East Asia basketry, has been woven by a slot-joint that stiffens the interlocking during the boiling process.
Nowadays, many designers are using cork to create unique, eco friendly objects. Deisgned in Portugal by André Valério for Ervilha Criativa, the Passa Cabos cork table lamp is inspired by ferrets, domesticated mammals of the type Mustela putorius furo, which were trained to lay power cables inside ducts. André Valério cites that the Passa Cabos cork lamp aims to explore the approach of objects and animals to humans in everyday life. The Passa Cabos, priced at €95, uses an E14/11W bulb and comes with a natural linen cord set.
After the LIFX Wi-Fi enabled multicolored LED light bulb and the open-source Wi-Fi enabled Visualight bulb by Leif Percifield, we now have the Light by Moore’sCloud, a lamp that comes with a LAMP stack. Featuring Wi-Fi connectivity and a small-but-powerful computer running LINUX, the Light by Moore’sCloud flaunts 52 LEDs in two million colors, which enriches you with a number of patterns and animations. The box-shaped Light by Moore’sCloud can be connected with a smartphone, a tablet or any other communication device with an HTML5-compliant browser.
Inviting and interactive, “The Influence Light” features a cluster of ball lamps and a separated independent light ball that controls these chained-light balls. Designed by Kwan Jr Feng, the unique lighting fixture comprises two modules that interact with each other. The independent ball lamp attaches to different sections on the cluster to light up the whole cluster.
Every now and then, we come across amazing lamp designs that that stand out from the crowd with their unique form and function, and the Scent of Light lamp is no exception. Designed by Diego Vencato, the Scent of Light was born out of the idea of thinking light as a perfumed fragrance. The beautiful lighting fixture draws inspiration from a perfume bottle for its design. The Scent of Light lamp bottle sits on a base and the power cable connects to its top. It appears as if someone could just open the lamp cap and pour light out if it.
Raw and wild, the Stripped lamp by Studio Floris Wubben has been created from a tree branch and the designer has gone for the minimum number of modifications to keep intact the natural form and feel. The Stripped standing lamp is made from one branch only, which has been stripped down into three parts at the base to give shape to the legs of the beautiful lamp. During the process, they have completely peeled the bark from the branch and used a rotating movement to create the lampshade.