Magnetosphere Desk Lamp is inspired by Earth and two fundamental forces of the universe—electromagnetism and gravity. This desk lamp embodies the concept that everything is attached and free to move about on the surface of the earth due to gravity.
Photo credits: Stelios Kalisperis
Prototype: Paraskevas Tsampikakis
Magnetosphere Desk Lamp is a functional, ergonomic, easy-to-use lamp that is extremely simple, yet playful. The base of the lamp is a metallic hollow sphere. The arm is comprised of a wooden sphere, a pipe and a wooden disk that encloses the light source. At the bottom of the wooden sphere are strong magnets that enable the arm to move and rotate freely across the entire surface of the metallic sphere.
The wooden sphere works as an ergonomic handle, which the user can hold to manipulate the lamp into any desired form. The metallic hollow sphere is filled with sand, and the wooden sphere and disk are made of oak wood. Inside the disk is a LED board protected by a Plexiglas cover. Magnetosphere Desk Lamp's form conjures up different images depending on the configuration of the lamp, the viewing angle and the observer, making its appearance fun with each move.