product designer klemens schillinger transforms the act of flicking a switch and gives his latest lighting design a little more purpose. the ‘offline lamp’ turns on only after you have mustered the strength to give up your smartphone.
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the lamp requires a smart phone to be turned on,
all images © leonhard hilzensauer

 

 

the offline lamp appears typical in its minimal, contemporary design but schillinger‘s creation does much more – it hopes to improve the quality of our time spent. the offline lamp features a black drawer integrated into its pedestal which acts like a magical chest, requesting a small object like a smartphone to be placed inside. 
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the light turns on when a smart phone is stored in the drawer

 

once the smartphone is locked inside the drawer, the light turns on reminding us that you only get as good as you give. in this case, you exchange electricity and trade in the often uncontrollable urge to check for new messages for a bit of light that invites you to read a book – a digital detox painted in a shade of green.
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the offline lamp in use

 

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the lamp shade can be turned into the appropriate position

 

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offline lamp turned off with no phone in the drawer

 

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the offline lamp encouragers individuals to read a book instead of their smarphone

 

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a white lampshade gives the light a warm glow

 

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the drawer features a gold handle and is padded with a blue material

 

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the design of the lamp is minimal and contemporary

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: kieron marchese | designboom

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