Having been on show at imm Cologne over the last week, the web has been all aflutter with talk of the red dot award-winning Rima desk lamp by Dreipuls. Just incase you've missed out on this ridiculously clever contraption, we thought it well worth another write up.
The strip lamp is in fact a series of 65 LEDs controlled by—what can perhaps best be described as—a curtain rail ring system; the rings being detected by optical sensors as they are slid along the rail. Most impressively the user has the option of one or two light sources depending on the situation. There's also definitely a touch of futuristic wonder and delight in extruding light between your fingers.
Sam Dunne is a designer, strategist and writer based in London. Sam is founder of design strategy agency Cohere and Contributing Editor at Core77—reporting broadly on design, technology, food and object culture.