Strange LED Lights: Form Over Function

Strange LED Lights: Form Over Function

Range Govindan
Nov 1, 2011

One of the most gripping things about LED lights is that the technology allows designers to explore shapes well beyond the traditional lamp. While not all are utilitarian, we like the whimsical and dreamlike explorations LED lighting has opened, especially as secondary mood lighting. Here are some of the more unique recent lights we've spotted...

1. Octopus Lamp by René Šulc: This stylized lamp, meant to evoke the shape and form of an octopus, is made out of Corian, a DuPont material that's used in kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops, and wall claddings in showers. There's also a floor lamp model.

2. Floe by Dorota Koziara: This lamp is definitely unique, as it basically sits upon a surface, reminding us of a geometric flow. There are strange openings that allow the blue light to filter out.

3. Anisha lamp by Lievore Altherr Molina: This lamp was created for Foscarini by the Spanish design studio Lievore Altherr Molina, the Anisha lamp is mostly made out of empty space. Once it's lit up, that space is filled up with light. There are two sizes available and it comes in either red or white. It's also dimmable by touch.

4. Mystery Lamp by Jaroslav Bejvl: This lamp is made to look like a light bowl. The inside has this strange combination of things, that remind us of a Van de Graff lightning generator.

5. Borchia Lamp by Attico: This small, stainless steel lamp looks like a stud that you'd find on a shirt or leather coat and it's supposed to bridge the gap between fashion and industrial design. It was created by Matteo Bastoni and Cristina Celestino.

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(via Moco LoCo:1, 2, NotCot)

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