moritz putzier's lamp can be manually controlled to adjust light intensity moritz putzier's lamp can be manually controlled to adjust light intensity
mar 09, 2016

moritz putzier's lamp can be manually controlled to adjust light intensity

moritz putzier’s lamp can be manually controlled to adjust light intensity
(above) the funnel-shaped base is topped with a glass sphere
all images courtesy of studio moritz putzier / © caspar sessler




moritz putzier is a german designer based in bremen, focusing mostly on furniture and lighting. his work is characterized by reduced shapes and sophisticated materials that showcase technical understanding. motivated by how the moon orbits the earth and how its silhouette changes depending on its position, he decided to implement this concept into his design. the idea was to combine the conceptual thoughts with simple and mechanical features such as the rotation of a sphere.

the glass sphere moves freely on a funnel-shaped object that emits light




with this idea in mind, he created ‘inti’, a table lamp with a two-parted glass sphere that consists of one transparent and one colored half. the sphere is positioned on a funnel-shaped object that emits the light, and can be moved freely. by turning the sphere manually, the light is reflected through the colored half in different angles. this way, it’s very easy to create various light situations with one simple mechanism— from a very bright lighted room to a cozy dimmed light one. all the single elements that make up the lamp follow basic geometric shapes and overlap each other, resulting in a functional lamp for everyday use.

by turning the sphere manually, the light can be reflected at different angles 

movement of the glass sphere 

movement of the glass sphere 

movement of the glass sphere

movement of the glass sphere 

by turning the rotating switch, the high power LED light source can be dimmed

detail view of the unusual light switch made of turned brass

the lamp comes in four different colors

mirror view of INTI with and without the reflecting glass sphere

mirror view of INTI



project info:


year: 2016

materials: glass sphere reflected inside, metal sheet folded & stainless steel coloured

light source: 15W hight power LED chip, dimmable

dimensions: 40 x 15 cm

photography: caspar sessler



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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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