loris bottello: ring lamp loris bottello: ring lamp
jan 05, 2011

loris bottello: ring lamp

‘ring’ by loris bottello

‘ring,’ created by italian designer loris bottello, draws not only its aesthetic but also its functionality from the futuristic world of ‘tron’.

the lamp is lit with bioluminescent polymers whose intensity can be adjusted by rotating the disc. the energy is transferred by brush contacts on the outer copper ring.

the light intensity is adjusted by rotating the disc

detail of base

the outer copper ring is not merely decorative but integral in powering the lamp

  • tron, tres tron.

    nicey says:
  • too much tron, i’d say…

    Guybrush says:
  • I want one!!! How much? How much!?

    Sylogique says:
  • Yes, seriously, how much?

    seanscottusa says:
  • When does this go on sale?

    rob says:
  • This is cool, I would want one. But make one to look like the Stargate Ring and Ill buy 5….

    james says:
  • Tron :3

    jessmess says:
  • taken from Tron Legacy disc…

    Alain says:
  • This is EPIC! PLEASE tell me this will be on sale eventually (preferably soon!)

    AlmightyTallest says:
  • I want one too! But only for under .

    sung001 says:
  • under 40 dollars*

    sung001 says:
  • this would be sick to use instead of normal lights or just to hav on low at night or watevvvvs

    TDT says:
  • Got this e-mail when I contacted the creator:

    thank you very much for contacting me.
    Unfortunately
    the lamp is still a concept,
    and I have no plans right now for putting
    it in production.
    Anyway if it will be produced sometime in the
    future,
    I will surely contact you.

    Best regards,
    Loris Bottello

    Vlad says:
  • i want.

    how do i buy it?

    now, please.

    tdc says:
  • I cannot stand it when designers make something cool, show it off like it’s an actual product instead of the CAD rendering it always is, then act all aloof when people want to buy it…..as if they’d never thought of actually making the product. How about this….if it doesn’t actually exist then it doesn’t need an name, nor any attention from the world. Stop trying to pad your portfolio with pseudo design work and imitation. Put up or shut up.

    cynik says:
  • i can haz 4 free?

    Ron says:
  • does this even qualify as vaporware?

    DP says:
  • Hello everybody!
    First of all, I would like to thank you for all the positive feedback you showed for the project. I’m receiving many emails from people who wants to buy the lamp, so I decided to try to find a firm who could develop the concept. If you know a firm that could be interested please let me know!

    Loris Bottello says:
  • I would love to have one of these!

  • i would think that if it was a charging dock instead (i.e. you could take out the disc making it portable) i dont really need the intensity changing.

    i hope mr. bottello could find a firm soon šŸ˜€

    derek says:
  • @Derek: I thought about that… but the danger of children throwing the disk from one side to another of the home would be to high! XD

    Loris Bottello says:
  • How can I buy one??

    shannon says:

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