Benjamin Hubert of experience design agency LAYER has designed a wireless lamp for London-based tech brand nolii. Called Rise, the lamp is the first product in the brand's first collection of wireless tech products, which will launch next year. It has integrated charging capability for up to two devices and can also be used as a "digital sunrise" alarm clock. Hubert co-founded nolii with tech entrepreneur Asad Hamir, and acts as the brand's Creative Director.
Rise was launched this September at designjunction as part of London Design Festival 2018. nolii also launched its retail-ready inaugural collection of tech products—Collection 001—which was soft-launched at London Design Festival 2017 and also designed by LAYER.
Rise is a small wireless LED lamp that can be moved to wherever light is needed – from the bedroom, bathroom or office to the garden. Powered by a battery in the base, which offers up to 12 hours of light, Rise also has the ability to charge one device wirelessly on the integrated induction charging pad that sits at the top of the lamp, or up to two devices with USB-C and USB-A cable connected to the base.
The Rise app for tablets and smartphones allows users to remotely dim the lamp, or to program a "digital sunrise" in which the lamp acts as an alarm by slowly illuminating a room. With these features, Rise becomes a functional hub within the home that can easily alter the atmosphere or mood of any given environment.
Rise is made of mouth blown, lightly frosted glass, with speckled, matte plastic details, and the design language is minimal and unobtrusive. A touch button on the base is used to turn the lamp on and off, and to adjust the brightness of the lamp. LED indicators on the lamp's base show the battery level when the lamp is disconnected.