You might think this is some kind of solar array, but high-end designer Philippe Starck tells us this is the lamp of the future. He’s named it Light Photon, and this limited-run lighting fixture is made of high-grade stainless steel with strips of OLEDs positioned on its panel.
The only difference between this lamp and the one the rest of us will be using, say, five years from now is its price: $5,900. On some future date, remember when you first saw this precious design as you tote that $10 lamp home from Wal-Mart that looks just like this.
This sleek desk lamp features an array of LEDs on the underside of its arm. In order to turn it on, you just pinch with your fingers on top of it to determine just how many of them you want to turn on. It’s clever, and it uses the same sort of gestures that touchscreen devices such as the iPhone have trained people to use.
It begs the question: in the future will more objects be controlled by pinching and swiping? Why not, I say? It’s interesting to think of touchscreen phones ushering in an entirely new way of interacting with all sorts of other devices.
After lagging behind flat tellies for a few years in terms of affordability, projectors are rapidly getting cheaper. BenQ’s return to the fray with the W1000 DLP projector puts excellent Full HD home cinema firmly within reach of those that want big pictures, but don’t want to pay out extortionate amounts of cash.
Considering its sub-£1,000 starting price (it’s a mere £999 bargain hunters), the W1000 crams some pretty advanced circuitry into its svelte white casing. BenQ has not spent too long on its design, however, so this DLP product very much resembles an office projector. [...]
We like to interact with our lighting, dimming it, and pointing every which way. This design takes that idea one step further, suspending an orb-shaped bulb inside a box, and surrounding it with perforated Venetian blinds. Let’s let designers Enric Jovani and Mariona Cruells explain it:
Surpassing the on/off routine, the lamp opens a whole univers of nuances and luminosities, a fan of ambients and situations within reach, allowing even to give form to diverse moods. Is not just an object, is a new way to interact with the light.
It is a cool looking lamp, isn’t it? We’d like [...]
Up above is the Less Lamp by Jordi Canudas. It’s $875, and that’s quite a bit of money. You know what you’re supposed to do with it? Well, smash it with a pick-hammer (included with the lamp).
That’s because when you first take Less Lamp out of the box, it’s a solid, egg-shaped casing that won’t let any light out until you work it over a bit. In this way every Less Lamp will be unique, ranging from a collection of small holes to a shattered mess.
Click Continue to see what the lamp could look like after you’re done with it. Or you can order your own [...]
Tim Baute’s Ghost lamp is designed to appear as if the lampshade is floating freely, with the cord dangling from the bottom. May we be the first to say, brilliant! We’re always looking for things to fool ourselves into thinking we’re in zero gravity.
Unlike a lot of hot designs, you can buy the Ghost lamp for $250 (small) or $275 (large). It comes in brown, white and red. Anyone who gets a pair and paints scary faces on them to make it look like his lamps have come alive gets featured on DVICE.
Tim Baute, via Designspotter
The USB Keypress Lamp from USB Geek provides a little extra accent lighting for your workspace. Powered by the USB port, the lamp is available in Esc, Del, Ctrl, and Shift keys design. Measuring 5.86-inch x 5.07-inch x 2.95-inch and weighing 180grams, the USB Keypress Lamp is available at USBGeek for just $14 each.
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