Rockin Lamp

Rockin Lamp

It is as if an Italian architect from many years ago, I think you know the one, came into a furniture designer’s studio and said, “You! Take that lamp off it’s usual axis!” And thus the “Roly-Poly” lamp was born. Actually it was designer Jung Jae Yup that conceived of and executed this lovely bit of ball and stick with light on top. It’s got the bounce-back-up feature installed in addition to its lean, so you can box with it if you’ve got very small fists. Made of stainless steel.

0 Designer: Jung Jae Yup

Nightlight Simplified With Touch

Nightlight Simplified With Touch

The Senzo Nightlight is a very sweet intuitive light that is fitted on the wall, 80 centimeters above the floor. This specific position is so that both children and adults can touch it conveniently in the darkness. Let me explain, at night if you don’t have the lights on, you usually reach out to feel for the walls to get your bearings and then move forward. Fingertips skimming the walls till you reach the door, that’s the inspiration behind this design. So as you walk past touching the tube, a soft lighting follows you.

0 Designers: Soledad Clavell and Marcos Madia

A New Lease On Light

A New Lease On “Light”

I like looking at the Posh Lamp as a design exercise. What would normally be a run-of-the-mill portable light is elevated to something austere and “posh” just by framing it in chrome and steel. The lamp is composed of 20 LEDs with a 3-way switch. Couldn’t get any simpler than this. Reminds me of a trend I’ve seen lately; objects seemingly made anew by fortunate mash-ups. Look around your house. See anything that might have been two become one?

0 Designer: Aïssa Logerot

The Stalb Lamp

The Stalb Lamp

There’s an austere aesthetic to the Stabl Lamp by Kassen. It blends biomorphic design elements with “brutalist principles in steadfast materials.” Indeed the mix of steel, curved to soften the effect, stands out on its concrete base. Topped with a simple hollow plywood block, one could say the design is at equilibrium. It’s a modernist approach but one that’s sure to stay relevant. Kassen is currently taking orders through their website. If any of you buy one, please post a picture on our Facebook page.

0 Designer: Kassen Lifestyle

Transforming Flashlight

Transforming Flashlight

Have to think to myself…what a great idea! A flashlight that split opens to become a lamp….and what’s more, the solar cells recharge even in the open lamp status! Essentially you’re making use of the handy flashlight even when it’s not an emergency. I can imagine using this in place of a table lamp or hang it up instead of a bulb. So, Yanko readers where do you think you will use this MIA Electric Flashlight Lamp?

0 Designer: Jia Dai

Lights By The Morning Dew

Lights By The Morning Dew

I am by no means a rugged person. I don’t particularly enjoy being “outdoorsy”. I’m the kind of person that overpacks and overcompensates for all possible scenarios, one of which is getting lost. The Dewlighting (should be called Dew Light) is designed for such a scenario. You can use it as a battery powered torch light or hang it to provide ambient lighting. When hung, a flexible sack can be unfurled to collect water droplets. I like the idea although this relies on only getting lost in a humid area.

0 Designers : Sae Hee Lee, Sungjae Lee, & Hyemi Lee

Touch Me to Me for Light

Touch Me to Me for Light

Between the two luminous bodies there is nothing until they touch. Once these luminous bodies touch, there is light. This is a unique lamp in that you physically have to make the connection in a way not many people are aware of when they turn on any other light source. You close the loop yourself, you make that electricity flow. This is “Touching Lamp” and it’s designed by Shay Carmon and Ben Klinger, who’ve left the light at 12 volts so it’s completely safe to touch.

0 Designers: Shay Carmon & Ben Klinger

Got A Chain Fetish?

Got A Chain Fetish?

Designer Cho Hyung Suk has an affinity for bicycle chains – for their utilitarian function and seemingly beauty. The B-Chain Lamp spins the bike chain into a new kind of object, one that is rigid enough to pose a light into various positions. There’s something oddly anthropomorphic about this design – maybe because it halfway reminds me of the Pixar Lamp.

0 Designer: Cho Hyung Suk

I Shall Call Him Lampy

I Shall Call Him Lampy

The Drawing Lamp reduces the idea of an artificial light source to its most basic components, cable and illuminant. Thomas Feichtner designed it for his personal use but it looks complete enough to hit store shelves now. The illuminant is LED based and the steel frame can rest on two different planes giving you wide dispersal or direct illumination.

0 Designer: Thomas Feichtner

A Light Made Of Hangers?

A Light Made Of Hangers?

Wire hangers were really my first tool and resource to build all sorts of things when I was kid so it’s no surprise someone thought to turn a bunch of them into a chandelier called Light MI. You basically have a series of fixed hangers around a bulb. The shape becomes abstract but familiar in a whimsical way. Cool thing about this product? It’s real if you want it. Info after the jump.

0 Designer: Miriam Zink

Beirut's Most Fabulous Wine Bar

Beirut’s Most Fabulous Wine Bar

I don’t generally like to rate a restaurant or bar without having been there to taste their rootbeer, but this looks amazing. This is “Burgundy” wine bar/restaurant, Beirut – Lebanon. Look at those lights! Hanging near wooden beams that slice through a wire mesh covering the ceiling, these light objects are made up of conical tubes filling a hypothetical spherical area. Under the lights, a substructure divided into one area for the bar and another for dining.

0 Designer: .PSLAB Beirut

Reusing Daylight

Reusing Daylight

Now this is one of those simple and simply brilliant designs. It doesn’t happen often that a design so simple as a lamp touches my heartbones, but check it out. It’s all in the description. In describing this project, the designers at Onø Design made the comment “sensibly reusing the daylight” as far as how this lamp is basically one giant solar-charged LED light. How lovely is that?

0 Designer: Onø Design for Bockia

Starry Lights Of Origami

Starry Lights Of Origami

The Star Lamp is a very versatile piece, transforming from a tabletop, floor, hanging to a wall mount with ease. The Origami influence is quite evident in the stylish folds of the hood and simplistic layout. The translucent grey polypropylene disperses the light from the bulb to create subtle lighting for any living area. Made from two pieces of polypropylene sheet and reinforced thin aluminum legs, the lamp can be knocked down to a flat pack for easy packaging and shipping.

0 Designer: Alisha Larsen