An integrated storage unit transforms this lantern into a treasure box to store your keepsakes

Lightray is a light fixture with an integrated storage unit that was inspired by a treasure box.

Bedside appliances have a way of combining sentimentality with practicality. Most often used just before bed, our desklamps, charging stations, and stationery storage boxes generally keep simple operating mechanisms so our sleepy brains don’t have to put in too much effort. They also are usually pretty charming by design to make our bedroom spaces feel in alignment with our personality and the design styles we value most. Inspired by a treasure box, Kil Jeongyeon designed Lightray, a simple lantern-style light fixture with an integrated tray table to store sentimental momentos like photographs and jewelry.

Designer: Kil Jeongyeon

Meant to remind us of what we hold most dear to our hearts, Lightray merges the practicality of a light fixture with the nostalgia of a coffer. Built like a simple lantern, the wireless light fixture is defined by a ribbed glass encasement, which hosts the appliance’s light device. Inside, the light is warm like that emitted from 40W vintage-style lightbulbs and the ribbed glass helps subdue it further, making it an ideal night light for people of all ages. Jeongyeon designed Lightray so that, even when things might seem dark, our most cherished keepsakes will always remain bright.

Jeongyeon explains, “Lightray is a light that has a tray. It was designed inspired by a treasure box. Put something you like or something always with you. Even on a dark night when you can’t see anything, they shine brightly.” Even more than that, Lightray comes with rubber nonslip leg grips so our momentos will never fall out of place. A USB Type-C charging unit also allows for overnight charging so that Lightray can be a portable, wireless lantern when necessary.