I love a beautifully-designed lighting fixture because I truly believe a really great one has the ability to illuminate a space – both literally, and metaphorically. Besides the physical light that it quite obviously emits, a well-designed lighting fixture can add manifolds of personality and charisma to a room. They can function as sculptural pieces, that are an extension of your personal taste and preference, truly exhibiting the richness and niche-ness of your curation capabilities. And one such stunning lighting design I recently laid eyes upon is the Nebula desk lamp.
Designer: COG Design Studio
The Nebula desk lamp was designed by COG Design Studio in collaboration with the lighting brand Bonakia. The desk lamp was designed by constructing a basic form of lighting through repetition, transformation, and a combination of varied geometric shapes. The lamp was created by providing a subtle formative beauty to flat shapes via three-dimensional changes in the form of bending and direction. It presents a new and interesting form for a lighting design by playing around with geometric figures and giving them an emotional aesthetic.
The Nebula desk lamp features two intriguing geometric forms that constitute the major body of the lamp. The first element which holds the bulb is horizontal and has a thick slanted body. The second element also features the same thick slanted body but in a vertical form. Thick acrylic materials were used to construct the two elements of the lamp, and they were given a sanding surface treatment. The brightness and light of the first element contrast beautifully against the second darker element giving the impression of a nebula in space, in turn resulting in the name of the design.
The play on brightness and darkness gives an otherworldly and ethereal feel to the desk lamp, giving birth to a lighting fixture that will make a loud impression while occupying minimum space on your desk. The Nebula desk lamp would be a wonderful addition to your work-from-home desk, although its unique and vocal aesthetics will command attention, and may not merge well with other accessories on your desk, and the interiors of your home office.