lumio unfolds from a book into a lamp
lumio unfolds from a book into a lamp
feb 18, 2013

lumio unfolds from a book into a lamp

‘lumio’ unfolds from a book into a lamp



the ideas contained within a book are illuminated with ‘lumio‘.an object whose formal qualities resemble that of a hardback, it functions intuitively. simply open its cover to turn on the lamp, and close it to turn it off. its flexible spine allows the user to control brightness by adjusting its angle without a switch or button. sparked to life by indonesia-born US-based designer max gunawan, the book unfolds into multiple lighting possibilities: accent light, ceiling pendant, emergency light, outdoor lantern, table lamp and wall sconce. with up to 8 hours of continuous battery life,‘lumio’ offers portable, cordless lighting on-the-go.


the project recently launched on kickstarter, and has already surpassed its target goal by more than 200%.



lumio unfolds from a book into a lampopen to its fullest spine bending capacity



lumio unfolds from a book into a lampthe lamp is influenced from the idea of an illuminated book



lumio unfolds from a book into a lampthe lamp functions intuitively – it turns on when one opens its cover, and shuts off when the book is closed



lumio unfolds from a book into a lamp‘lumio’ offers multiple lighting possibilities: ceiling pendant, outdoor lantern, table lamp…


lumio unfolds from a book into a lampfrom book to lamp



‘lumio’ measures 8.5” tall x 7” wide x 1.25” thick and weighs approximately one pound. its external cover is available in three FSC certified wood finished,its internal pages made from 100% recyclable, water resistant Tyvek, illuminated by LED lights and powered by a lithium ion battery.




lumio unfolds from a book into a lamp‘lumio’ in its closed, hardbook cover form


 lumio unfolds from a book into a lampthe lamp’s brightness is adjusted via its spine, controlled by its angle without a switch or button



lumio unfolds from a book into a lampbook details



how does ‘lumio’ work?
video courtesy of lumio
  • cool

    dbkii says:
  • incredible! awesome! wild! Lumio is a perfect match for Tesla’s ideas. where is Lumio’s power coming from?

    tatiana sekulic says:
  • Nice integrated concept!
    Depending on the output, Mr. Gunawan probably uses a rechargeable battery that probably last 2-4 hours. The light given off by the fixture is not controlled so it seems to give off a lot of glare. As a novelty, it appears to answer its purpose. The idea of opening a book like object to turn on a light is not new. Except for the Tyvek origami, I would not consider this covering new territory.

    faftaichi says:
  • Very nice!!

    Charbel says:
  • Dukta…? About 4 years ago? no…? So many people are using this hinge ‘design’ now.

    johhhny unitus says:
  • quel est le prix de ce livre, et avez-vous des distributeurs en France????? Merci de me répondre. Y.Guyot

    yvette guyot says:
  • 真的非常精彩!

    Lau says:
  • Hello, where can I buy this lamp?

    Mabel says:
  • Would like to know more about this awsome product.

    Pastricia says:

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