While this incredible lamp would be perfect for a holiday gift guide, I wanted to hold onto it for a rainy day and show our readers when we needed it most: in the throes of this dreary January! I have never seen anything like this, and this beautiful piece is certainly bringing me a dose of much-needed light as I start off 2017. Watch our story above and read on to see why we chose this amazing Book Lamp for this week's Daily Find!
The most obvious feature of the Lumio is also what makes it the most distinctive: it is in fact a beautiful light disguised as a hardcover book. Max Gunawan, architect and designer, created Lumio from his passion for minimal design and optimizing small spaces. Max started with the original Lumio lamp in its wooden hardcover form, and then created the super stylish Mini Lumio in three vibrant colors.
Aside from being a totally unexpected repackaging of both a book and a lamp, the Mini Lumio is also a multi-functional and technologically-advanced gadget. It comes with a USB charger that works both ways — it can charge your mobile device based solely on the power of the Lumio itself, and can also charge your Lumio from any USB source. The charging ports are hidden from view behind the (removable and interchangeable) magnetic spine of the book.
Additionally, Lumio is designed to take everywhere and place anywhere. Because it is cordless, it is completely portable and its battery will keep it running for up to 8 hours of warm, soothing light. Its magnetic spine allows it to lay flat, stay open to a full 360 degrees, or adhere to any metal surface. It truly transforms the feel of any space and is bound to be a conversation piece no matter where you decide to place it.
Lumio will soon be providing a customizable option for your own design or your company logo — so there's really no reason why this simple, beautiful product shouldn't be the next thing on your shopping list. It's time to brighten someone's day (and that someone could be you)!
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