Zipper Luminaire: Zip'em Together Anyway You Want

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Finding the right lighting for the home office or for your workplace isn't always easy. Sure you can use those great economical fluorescent lights, but they don't give off a nice glow. The glow is either too bright or the sound is just too annoying for them to work well. LEDs offer a better solution, but they can be problematic as well, since you need quite a handful used in together to create proper lighting. That's why I really like the Zipper Luminaire. It gives you the flexibility to come up with your own light wall.

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Designer John Niero used silicone, LEDs, and zippers to create the Zipper Luminaire for Justnormal. This design is based on quilts. It's supposed to reinterpret the age old process of sewing, patterning and assemblage that happens when people create quilts. Niero says that the wiring represents the thread and it is sewn into the light using a classic quilting pattern. The zipper allows you to put multiple sections together, creating a larger light. This is just like when quilt patches are made into bigger quilts. The light can be zipped onto wall brackets or placed on a surface, which could be flat or it could zipped together to create a cylinder.

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I really like this light. It's perfect to create diffuse lighting in a home office or at work. Zip a few sections together and you've got great lighting that will shed light into any environment. It's been proven that having adequate lighting gives you a better mood and you end up being more productive, which is why these lights are so great. I can just imagine having a wall of Zipper Luminaire lights in my home office. [via MoCo Loco, images by Justnotnormal]

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