winners of the interior awards at the biennale interieur kortrijk, dutch studio atelier ARI’s pluglight device is a multifunctional design lamp that combines light with electricity supply. pluglight is made of a sparkling clear acrylic block and a diffuse tube of light that incorporates all technical components. we can all agree that life without mobile devices is nearly impossible. additionally, plug-ins for charging this equipment are not always available or placed at unhandy places.

electricity within reach


atelier ARI‘s pluglight uses the existing light network and is ideal for informal and public work environments. the idea for the lamp started after personal frustrations about cables sprawled all over the floor. after creating severeal prototypes, the studio started a collaboration with LED-producer IDFrm to work out the technical aspects of the project. the design is both functional as decorative making pluglight perfectly suited for informal workplaces like home offices, coffee shops and libraries. the lamp is manufactured in the netherlands and is available at atelier ARI.

the design is both functional as decorative, making pluglight perfectly suited for informal workplaces like home offices, coffee shops and libraries


pluglight animation
video © ARI

the underside of the cube is provided with a power outlet

the suspended lamp is easy to grab to plug-in mobile devices

the transparent acrylic cube creates beautiful and unexpected reflections of the light and its surroundings

the minimal design of a circle and a square is the result of the basic form of an power outlet

as the electricity comes from the ceiling, there are no more annoying cables over the floor

pluglight transmits a spherical warm light into the room



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edited by: lynn chaya | designboom

  • You missed a trick there! Why didnt you put a USB socket instead of a western european socket so you could sell the light globally and not just in europe?

    Francis hallford says:

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