ISSUE 45  |  Materials

Lightweight Task Lamps by Tord Boontje

November 09, 2012 8:30 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

Dutch-born, London-based industrial product designer Tord Boontje designed the Lightweight lamp to combat heavy lamp bases that are expensive to ship. We like the idea of creating a customizable lamp base that can be weighted with whatever you choose (beach stones, ripening fruit, or other favorite objects).

Photos via Tord Boontje and spotted on Dezeen.

Above: Tord Boontje's Lightweight collection includes standing lamps, desk lamps, and a hanging lamp, which is counterbalanced with a wire basket, filled with objects of your choice. For more information, see Tord Boontje.

Above: The desk lamp model in Boontje's Lightweight collection.

Above: A paper shade surrounds an LED bulb.

Above: Most of the materials (including the bamboo, paper, copper wiring, baskets, and cables) were sourced in the UK.

Above: The design consists of simple construction details.

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