Power - When You Need It

Power – When You Need It

Blessed with uninterrupted power supply in a city like Mumbai, its ironic that the capital city of New Delhi has to rely on invertors because of the frequent outages. Lights, fans and appliances are no longer the basics, it’s stuff like cellphones, laptops and portable devices that demand energy consumption in a average household. Addressing this need to bridge the gap of supply and consumption is the Ovia, a power reserve that illuminates and juices up devices when needed.

0 Designer: Sophie Wijaya

One Sharp Lamp

One Sharp Lamp

The Delta lamp’s slim, sleek appearance and straightforward functionality make it a great desktop lighting solution for the minimal office. The modern aesthetic is complimented by a classic chevron shaped “shade” that houses its ultra-thin but powerful LED light strip. The chevron wing can be rotated up, down or 360 degrees around to cast light in any direction without moving the entire unit. Love it in white!

0 Designer: Michael Samoriz

Wind Chime for Better Illuminations

Wind Chime for Better Illuminations

I have a soft spot for wind chimes and love the subtle music they play. On a spiritual level they are supposed to keep negativity away and increase the good vibrations. A bunch of designers have upped their karmic good by designing a lamp based on the principles of the chimes. The only difference is that the wind movement causes the lamp to harness energy to power the lamp rather than sound the soothing “clinks”.

0 Designers: Various

That's a Light Switch?

That’s a Light Switch?

Yes it is. Remork Design Studio worked with Belgian Switch company Lithoss to come up with a series of unique switches for what normally is considered a trivial element in interior design. Ultimately they ended up with a frameless switch called the Piano. Clean, sober and simple. Hit the jump to see some of the other design projects. We’ll keep an eye out as these are supposed to launch next month.

0 Designer: Remork Design Studio

Swing Along Green Power

Swing Along Green Power

Giraffe Street Lamp is a very cute self-sustaining swing design that provides illumination at night. It harnesses kinetic energy each time you swing and as a double back up, utilizes the solar panel hood to soak some more energy goodness. It’s a very clever design that interweaves play and eco sense into the urban environment. Something that our future generation may as well get used to!

0 Designers: Chen Wei & Lu Yanxin

A Lamp for Sleeping Lovers

A Lamp for Sleeping Lovers

Avoiding having a grumpy lover is the inspiration behind designer Francois Rybarczyk’s Cinna lamp! The lamp was designed to be used when you’re reading in bed while your significant other is trying to catch some Zzzzzs. The opaque shell twists to reveal an adjustable, subtle glow emitted from below that won’t disturb. Gotta love the combination of ceramic and cork materials together!

0 Designer: Francois Rybarczyk

Lightwaves

Lightwaves

The SOL is a truly unique lighting solution that contrasts straight lines with flowing curves in an equally varied combination of materials: rigid steel and an über-flexible light panel. The EL panel is a mere 1.5 mm thick and its wave can be easily adjusted to direct light in any direction the user chooses.

0 Designer: Ahhaproject

Light in a Manhole

Light in a Manhole

Ever wished there was a hole in the floor that would open up and swallow you in? Wishing for a similar safe haven, we have designer Chuang Chihong’s version; The Gully Cover Light. In his words, “the design suggests an imaginary space beneath the floor. It gives the impression that there is a refuge underfoot – a place to which we could escape.” The light turns on when we lift the manhole cover, and switches off when we replace it. I think it’s a clever way to bring the outdoors in!

0 Designer: Chuang Chihong

Light Metamorphosis

Light Metamorphosis

Using a polyjet printer allowed designers at Voxel Studio to use a variety of materials with unique properties and textures to create the Cocoon lamp. The lamp’s organic form is truly a representation of its unique construction- similar to the way caterpillars use fast hardening liquid from their spinnerets to build their cocoon shells, the polyjet applies liquid photopolymer through nozzles which then hardens in UV light. 

0 Designer: Voxel Studio

Big Bold Lamp

Big Bold Lamp

Raising Lanterns take the form of stacked cylindrical shapes reminiscent of classic lamp shades only without the base. The interchangeable cylinders come in both floor and pendant lamp designs and can be rearranged in a number of combinations to suit the user’s taste. Don’t be deceived by its size and volume though, this design is actually flat-pack ready!

0 Designer: Studio Lawrence

Inner Beauty

Inner Beauty

Plenty of lighting designs utilize reflective plates to maximize their output and direction, but none do it quite like the Eclipitic Lamp. A metal cone delicately descends inside an acrylic passage, reflecting the beam from above outwards. The intensity of the the light increases or decreases depending on the position of the reflective cone which changes in clear view of the user through its clear tubular casing.

0 Designer: James McNab

Furnishings on Fire

Furnishings on Fire

While LED light is energy efficient and long lasting, it can also be hard to look at! With this in mind, Estudi Arola’s BlancoWhite series of table-top bookcases, shelving and wall lamps feature hidden strips of LED that are focused toward the center of each piece, creating a warm, indirect glow that won’t blind the viewer. It’s a versatile collection that’s as beautiful in the dark as it is in the light.

0 Designer: Estudi Arola

Smart Bench

Smart Bench

Voda Design’s Solar Bench is a multifunctional streetlight/bench combination that harnesses solar energy to power its overhead LED lamp. Solar panels built into the bench case make it possible to place the unit in any location independent of a local power supply. Integrated outlets can also be used by the public as a daytime charging station for laptops, cell-phones, or other electronic devices. This super-convient design is a great solution for minimizizing wasted space while reducing our carbon footprint.

0 Designer: Voda Design