timo niskanen: change   coin deposit lamp
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jan 03, 2011
timo niskanen: change coin deposit lamp


‘change – coin deposit lamp’

the ‘change  – coin deposit lamp’ by finnish designer tima naskanen is a concept that addresses our human
behaviors and the impact that we as a society are having on our natural environment.
niskanen’s project is a task light intended for public spaces, such as a library, encouraging users to
turn off the lights when leaving a desk / work area. in order to turn the lamp on, one must deposit a coin
into a slot built into the light’s supporting base. removing your money after use, switches the lamp off -
saving money and energy.


the lamp in ‘on’ mode

timo niskanen’s ‘in line dishwasher‘ was a short listed entry in the designboom competition ‘imagine the home in 2020‘.


removing the deposited coin turns the lamp off

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