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

A Wave of Lights

A Wave of Lights

Love this concept of Flowall Lights, where it can be used as an elegant bed head or artwork in the living room. A swathe of vertically oriented modules glide up and down to create an illuminating effect with varying intensities. The more you push the module up, the brighter the illumination. Needless to say LEDs are used to create the mesmerizing effect. Really neat!

0 Designer: Jiel Park aka Songjae Park

In the Mood for Neon

In the Mood for Neon

Adding a third dimension to bendable neon tubes can have spectacular results. I’m talking about the Neon Tetra, a mood lamp that breaks the 100 year old tradition of glass tube bending only in 2 D. Vibrant and soulfully geometric, the lamp looks Über cool in pink, blue, red, green and yellow hues. As the designers point out, “looks high tech, cold to touch & consumes lesser power compared to light bulbs.” Me wants!

0 Designers: Paul Sandip and Suhasini Paul

Green Balls of Fire

Green Balls of Fire

Fully Precious Beans are ambient solar-powered light balls, intended to be a playful fun accessory to your interiors. For most part of 2011, I focused on serious designs, ones with a purpose in life. However I think 2012 is the year to unwind and enjoy the simple pleasures in life…a time to have fun with green glow balls that enjoy sunlight as much as I do!

0 Designer: Yang Wonmo

Ivy That We Like

Ivy That We Like

The Light Ivy is a clever lamp that features wire made from strong yet lightweight craft wire. The purpose is to expose the meandering electric wire of this lamp in a creative way. Usually we end up concealing the mess, but this nifty design ensures you have some fun with it. The lamp head rotates 180 degrees, making it the perfect accomplice for direct, indirect, diffused or table lighting. Awesome!

0 Designers: Choi Hyeryong & Choi Ho Seok

Not For Arachnophobes

Not For Arachnophobes

Even if you’re afraid of spiders, there’s no denying the beauty of this unique pendant lamp. Webster is made completely out of hot-glue strands using a dab-and-stretch technique (and a whole lotta patience!). The countless strands form an intricate orb that diffuses the light, reducing glare and softening the ambient glow. Do want!

0 Designer: Jerry Mejia

Sustainable Streetlamp

Sustainable Streetlamp

Sculptural sidewalk element by day and super-efficient streetlamp by night, the Windtulip is a great example of one of the many changes we can make in our public areas in order to reach environmental sustainability. Harnessing the power of the wind, compact turbines generate and transmit energy from transformer to battery before the lamp’s light-sensors activate the LED.

0 Designer: Mebrure Oral

D Light!

D Light!

d’Light is an expandable tube light made from heat resistant tempered silicone material and LEDs. The idea is to have a safer tube light that is easy to install. Hence with this babe, you need to hook it to one end and then just expand the length to the other side. A very radical design for something that is always envisioned to be rigid! Simply Superb!

0 Designer: h_design

Alien Artifact or Lamp?

Alien Artifact or Lamp?

The TOTO Twins lamp series looks more like missing components to an alien spacecraft than a lamp! You’ll dig this lamp if you’re into futuristic style that’s even a little strange. The first of the two lamps consists of two sculptural parts and an asymmetrical “head” that rotates to create various levels of light intensity. The second lamp’s fluid, metallic top hovers above and appears to drip onto the industrial looking sculptural body below.

0 Designer: Andrej Čverha

Sand Shine

Sand Shine

The Desert Storm lamp’s use of sand as the main material provides an organic feel in both appearance and touch. The shape of these sand-molded lamp shades brings to mind primitive dessert dome dwellings and the fixture’s overall figure resembles plants that blossom near the Mediterranean seashore. Though they look fragile, the shades’s strength partners with that of the fixture’s metal pole.

0 Designer: Nir Meiri

No More Nukes!

No More Nukes!

Surprisingly, this isn’t the first mushroom cloud lamp design that I’ve seen before. (Great minds really do think alike.) But I like this one equally for its softer nature and unique inspiration. Though ominous at first glance, the Mushroom Lamp 2 is a representation of the world’s existing 23,000 nuclear weapons (said to be capable of annihilating the earth several times over) and a reminder that peace is the wisest policy.

0 Designer: h220430

Solid Wood Splendor

Solid Wood Splendor

Intuitive functionality meets unpredictable geometric styling in this solid wood lamp by Amitrani. To turn on the embedded LED light, simply graze a finger across the metallic button at the base. A super-extended arm balanced by a weighted base make this a sturdy desktop lighting solution that won’t obtrude workspace. 

0 Designer: Amitrani

From Boring to Beautiful!

From Boring to Beautiful!

From 2×4 wall studs to plastic light switches, common American construction tends to use predictable, albeit utilitarian materials, methods, and dimensions. Peter Bristol’s American Standards Lamp is a clever nod to this archetype that derives its character directly from this set of rules but also stands alone as a modern icon that is both familiar and intuitive to the user… that is, if you’re American!

0 Designer: Peter Bristol