r l o n design studio from berlin creates objects and installations characterized by minimal aesthetics, playful interactions, and poetic motions. their L1 and L3 lamps discover a completely different approach to lighting design with their shapes and the new way of user’s interaction. 

the clear geometry of light and shadow



the L1 floor lamp — which is basically just a cane attached to the wall — can be turned on and off with just a single touch on any part of its surface. depending on the angle and orientation of the lamp, the range of illumination and shadow varies. 

leaning modestly against the wall



r l o n’s L3 is a table lamp controlled by a metal sphere placed on magnetic fields on the surface. representing the energy source of the system, the smooth and reflecting sphere invites us to play with it and feel the gravity towards the center of the light ring.

pure minimalism

nothing but a cane with a cable

the L1 can be switched on and off with a single touch anywhere on its surface

clear geometry and playful interaction

L3 is switched on by placing the metal sphere in the center of the light ring


the brightness can be adjusted by a dimmer

the sphere represents the energy source of the system

a magnetic field holds the sphere in place

the r l o n team 


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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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