glithero's table light can be switched on through a rally of conductive copper dominos
 

glithero's table light can be switched on through a rally of conductive copper dominos

london-based studio glithero has created domino light, a table light that can be switched on using a rally of conductive copper dominos. easy to arrange in any configuration as long as the rally starts and finishes at the base of the lamp, the dominos complete an electrical circuit as they fall which switches on the light.

glithero's table light can be switched on through a rally of conductive copper dominosall images by petr krejčí, courtesy of glithero

 

 

the duo behind glithero, british designer tim simpson and dutch designer sarah van gameren, has made use of the physical properties of a material over the easy technological solutions available in today’s market. the electrical circuit starts with a ‘rocker’ copper domino in the base of the lamp and finishes with a ‘receiver’ domino on the other end. the lamp’s shape allows it to store extra dominos in the case users choose to use less pieces for their circuit.

glithero's table light can be switched on through a rally of conductive copper dominos

 

 

‘with so much technology around us in our daily lives it is easy to take for granted that even simple things such as turning on a light are made possible by the physical properties of materials,’ explains the studio. ‘the light plays with the moment a light is switched on, making it less instantaneous and creating a more tangible relationship between electricity and materials.’

glithero's table light can be switched on through a rally of conductive copper dominos

glithero's table light can be switched on through a rally of conductive copper dominosglithero's table light can be switched on through a rally of conductive copper dominos

glithero's table light can be switched on through a rally of conductive copper dominos
 

 

 

project info:

 

name: domino light

designer: glithero

realised by: materialise creative design

supported by: hi-macs®

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