oscar diaz: CL lamp at london design week 2011
oscar diaz: CL lamp at london design week 2011 oscar diaz: CL lamp at london design week 2011
sep 23, 2011

oscar diaz: CL lamp at london design week 2011

‘CL lamp’ by oscar diaz

london-based designer oscar diaz presents prototypes of his ‘CL lamp’ at multiplicity in the brompton design district during london design week 2011.

developed following a two-week workshop at the école des beaux art de bordeaux, the lighting object interprets the facets found on calligraphic ink bottles that facilitate access to the ink, and applies the form to the base of a lamp. this shape aids in directing the light source according to one’s needs, allowing one to angle it accordingly. the articulated joint normally found at the base of lamps in this case is replaced by geometry which is cast in metal and firmly stabilizes the light. the small head can change angles and slide up and down. ‘CL lamp’ uses energy efficient LEDs that are of a warm white color similiar to the traditional light bulb.

the lamp’s head can move up and down

the cast metal base draws its form from that of faceted ink bottles

full view

the light’s head can also be angled according to one’s needs

up close

‘CL lamp’ in red

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