Have you ever struggled with this dilemma – should you keep the kitchen window open when you cook so the ventilation keeps your place smelling alright or should you keep the window closed so that pollution is now the ‘spice’ accidentally added to your dish? This suspended kitchen lamp is an air purifier that keeps the space ventilated and particles controlled without needing to open your window!
We all have wanted to open the windows at some point when cooking not because of the smell but because of the particles that will be circulated everywhere otherwise. The ‘Keling’ is a conceptual air purifier combined with a kitchen lamp. The bottom is designed to absorb the fine dust generated while cooking while the top emits purified air. The height is adjustable and replacing the filter is more convenient than cleaning the bulky exhausts. You can also sync it with your smartphone to get control lighting, fine dust, cooking, filter, and wind direction through the mobile app.
This sleek device keeps the outside polluted air away from your food while making sure you aren’t breathing in any pepper dust!
If you’re into the steampunk aesthetic, you know that it’s loaded with gears – lots and lots of gears. And if you like gears, you’ll love this wall lamp. The lamp uses a reflector light bulb and a precision-cut sheet of gloss black plexiglas to cast shadows onto the wall.
The gigantic gear shadows will make it seem like you’re standing inside of a factory from Modern Times or Metropolis, as your oppressive overlords make you slave away to build their widgets. The only thing better would be if the gears actually moved.
The shadow gear lamp is made by ZK Home Design, who creates all kinds of sweet shadowcaster lamps. They come in a 30cm x 20 cm (~11.8″ x 7.9″) and 78cm (30.7″ x 18.9″) x 48cm sizes, priced roughly about $85 or $150 respectively.
Proof that a material doesn’t necessarily provide constraints to a design process, Dasein’s lighting designs are unconventional, to say the least. They feel like they should be made of metal tubing, be plastered with chrome, and find themselves somewhere in a billionaire’s space-mansion, but Dasein’s lighting products combine that futuristic appeal with warm lights and familiar materials, like pinewood ply, leather, and fixture details that give it, for the lack of a better term, neo-rustic appeal… maybe a billionaire’s holiday home in the Bahamas.
The way DASEIN looks at form and its relationship with materials is complex, almost comparable to Gerrit Rietveld and how he had a way of uplifting materials with his non-traditional ahead-of-time approach to form. DASEIN’s series of award-winning lamps and home-decor are arguably just as modern, complementing homes by and giving them their conversation-starter.
DASEIN’s products are all manufactured with a keen eye for perfection, executed by highly skilled professionals. All products strive to make as much use of eco-friendly materials as possible, and require little to no maintenance. It’s difficult to tell if the design informs the manufacturing process, or vice-versa, but Dasein’s products, the Monday Lamp, for instance, boast of an unusual appeal that feels less like lighting and more like an abstract artpiece. The lamp, which comes with an off-center design, can be height adjusted using winged screws. It comes with a hollow wooden body, and switches things up by using a dome-shaped reflector piece that sits in front of the numb instead of behind it, giving the lamp a diffused halo, rather than a focused beam. The absence of buttons indicates at the product’s commitment to looking like an abstract art installation instead of a ‘product with functional details’. The Surplace builds on the aesthetic set by Monday, but creates a lamp that visually feels like it’s floating in midair. This precarious balance helps uplift a room, almost literally as most furniture tends to surrender to the laws of gravity, while the Surplace chooses not to!
DASEIN’s products almost deliberately choose to look distinctly unique. It’s almost impossible to tell where each lamp or table’s inspiration comes from, although Kristof mentions the Surplace and Monday lamp-modules are inspired by bicycle lights. This reinterpretation of retro with unusual geometry is what helps DASEIN’s products blur the line between design/decor and expressive art.
Trecento is the period between the Gothic and the Renaissance times. Gothic art wanted to be as realistic as possible; in the renaissance there were those extra accents. Additional folds were carved into the clothing, muscles slightly larger.
Dasein Products love “form follows function”, but with a “personal touch”. A potential conflict is therefore just around the corner. They constantly weigh up whether certain considerations are justified. In the design process of this lamp more than usual.
That is why they have chosen the name Trecento. It is partly a time reference and a reference to the product, the design process and/or a feeling than they have of it. The lamp is made of wood with a S14 light inside, the hanging supports are cow leather.
The Surplace lamp is an ode to the lamp on the bikes that are well known and hated by the 40+ generation. The dynamo made your legs feel like exploding while standing still.
Surplace is also a term that is used in track cycling. Mostly in duals where one dares the colleagues’ nerves. You can see how the name covers the design well.
The Flying Surplace is the hanging variant of the Surplace.
The initial idea was to get rid of the standard standing or hanging position of a lamp. They were looking for a new starting point and let the form of the product start from there. This lamp is tensed between ceiling and floor but is still easy to move.
1982 was named after the year that Spielberg released the movie E.T and the world got to know the cute alien.
The Meanwhile is a robust, self-standing 2-heading lamp. This object is completely made of plywood that is glued under high pressure.
Planck time (or quantum time) is the smallest time unit, basically used in science. And so it is an obvious title for this coffee table due it’s construction and size.
Planck is a movable table on wheels made of glued planks. The surfaces are sandpapered and treated with a matt and very strong varnish. There are 2 levels -since the inside of the table is hollow – which is very practical for placing magazines or plaids.
Inspired by the shape of our galactic home, the Milky Way, the Cosmos lamp uses an eye-catching concentric design that captures the hypnotic beauty of watching linear clusters of stars and planets that dot our universe.
The lamp’s gyroscopic design comes with four separate axes of rotation that take it from being a flat, two-dimensional lamp to a complex 3D piece of lighting that shines its halo in all directions. Arrange the lamp’s different ‘arms’ in chaotic patterns and it captures the chaotic forces of gravity that form beautiful yet unplanned patterns of starts and satellites across the sky. At any given point in time, the Cosmos lamp always remains concentric, just like a galaxy’s own bright center! The Cosmos can be used as a hanging pendant lamp, or a standing lamp… although the former seems more apt, given that it allows the cluster of LEDs to float in space like a real galaxy, and compels you to look upwards to admire it – like you would the stars in the night sky!
Jellyfish are some of the most fascinating creatures on the planet. If you’ve ever looked at them up close at the aquarium, they look like they have nothing inside of them, yet somehow they’re able to swim around and eat plankton. Of course if you’ve encountered one on the beach, it might have been a less pleasant experience, especially if you got stung. There’s even an eraser-sized jellyfish out there that can kill you with a single sting. Like I said, fascinating.
If you’re into looking at jellyfish, but don’t care for the venom, then maybe you should consider this jellyfish ceiling lamp. Artist Sue Donim handmakes these pendant lamps that look like the unique sea creatures. She makes them using bunched-up organza fabric, which gives them that soft and ethereal look.
Unlike actual jellyfish, these ones come in a variety of colors, and light up from the inside. You can choose one color for its head, and up to four different colors for its wispy tentacles. There’s a dimmable, 16-color LED bulb inside which includes a remote for changing colors too. Its head measures 15″ in diameter, and it’s about 42″ from the top to the bottom of its tentacles.
They’re $250 each over on the artist’s Etsy shop. Sue makes each jellyfish lamp to order, and since she’s a good person and currently using her sewing skills to make masks for healthcare workers, you’ll need to be a little patient if you order one. Shipping times are currently about a month from placing your order, but from the reviews I’ve read, it’ll be worth the wait.
Full disclosure: as much as people loved Tetris, I sucked at the game. Every time the blocks started falling from the sky, I’d survive for about two minutes before I got overwhelmed, and they hit the top and my game was over. Another quarter down the drain until my pockets were empty. At least with this Tetris lamp, I never have to worry about that.
This fun USB-powered lamp comes with 53 stackable Tetromino blocks for you to stack and arrange however you want. Just start humming the Tetris theme song to yourself, and you’re all set. The blocks won’t automatically disappear when you complete a row, but they will look cool sitting there on your desk or bookshelf.
Best of all you can stack the blocks any way you want. Challenge yourself, and if you can make them look like Mario or Pac-Man or a Space Invader. The Tetris lamp is available from I Want One of Those for $25.99.
If you looked at Ronny Buarøy’s Fire Of Dragon lamp and instantly felt it resembled a dragon egg from The Game Of Thrones, rest assured that you’re not the only one. This laser-cut wooden lightpiece has a rustic yet ornamental quality about it, thanks to the repetitive arrangement of plywood panels that make the light look like a faceted jewel of sorts. The Fire Of Dragon features 8 rows of differently sized plywood panels cut to precision and put together using simple press-fit joineries. Pair the entire setup with a warm LED and the light comes to life, almost as if the dragon inside is getting ready to break out in an inferno of fire and smoke!
If there’s one thing Minecraft fans can rely on, it’s those green and block Creepers, and their ability to blow up at the most inopportune moments. Well, now you can keep a Creeper right on your desktop to keep an eye on it, and I’m pretty sure it won’t blow up the place. I think.
You know how they say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer? This is one of those times. This little LED accent lamp runs on a couple of AAA batteries, and switches on and off with a tap on its head. It also makes that sSSSsss BOOM! sound when you switch it on. It’s made from bio-degradable plastic, which is eco-friendly, but won’t produce gunpowder no matter how hard you try.
You can grab the Minecraft Creeper Lamp over at Firebox for just $19.99. Buy a few, and you can create a whole mob of them.
Dyson's newest light, the Lightcycle Morph, is its most flexible lamp yet. At first glance, it looks similar to the Dyson Lightcycle, introduced last year, and it has many of the same key features -- like the ability to automatically adjust based on...
Forget those ugly dimmer switches, Patrick Jouin’s lamp literally transforms to control the amount of light that it emits. It’s called the Bloom, and it features a lampshade made of multiple ‘petals’ that pucker open when you release a slider at the top. The result is as beautiful as watching a flower blossom open in time-lapse. The Bloom does a sublime job of borrowing from the beauty and symmetry in nature and natural forms, with 30 petals spread across three rows that angle outwards when open, and shut into an urn-like form when closed.
Made through a process called Selective Laser Sintering of Nylon, the 30 petals fit together, giving the lamp a diffused glow, with light leaking out of the gaps between the individual petals. A sliding disc on the top lets you, however, tap into the Bloom’s intricate mechanism that allows the petals to fall outwards, allowing the light within to shine through brighter than before, giving you something that works like a dimmer knob, but is just beyond comparison in its aesthetic appeal!