These Colorful Portable Desk Lamps Are Inspired By Festive Japanese Lanterns

I love a beautifully-designed lighting design 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 design can add manifolds of personality and charisma to a room or space. 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, or if they’re the portable kind you can carry them along with you to illuminate anything anytime anywhere. And, an excellent lighting design for your desk is the Madco Table Lamp.

Designer: Elisa Ossino for Ambientec

Created by Italian designer Elisa Ossino for the Japanese brand Ambientec, the Madco Table Lamp is designed to be a subtle and minimalistic recreation of festive Japanese lanterns. The introduction of the Madco light signifies the first time that the brand has integrated some form of color into its design. The lamp is available in an option of five colors, which intend to add a touch of playful elegance to any room.

The Madco Table Lamp is equipped with a sphere-shaped diffuser that is carefully enclosed in a plastic shell, and then suspended on a sleek metal frame. As you look at the table lamp, you are instantly tempted to touch and turn the light source, which quite interestingly can rotate at 360 degrees. The lamp is designed to be portable, and it can be recharged using a UBC-C. Ossino says that you should take the lamp outside, as it is waterproof, and will create a pretty and intriguing interplay with plants. It can be hung from its handle as well!

“It is a very flexible design,” said Ossino. “I really love Japanese culture, and with Madco I wanted to evoke a simple and modern atmosphere that refers to the past and the iconography of Japanese lanterns.” The Madco Table Lamp is designed in five stunning shades that are intended to be “warm and refined”: olive, terracotta, pesca, mostarda, and ciliega. You can pick the shade that perfectly complements your living space and you.