As you turn, Buddy will turn with you. Buddy is a playful, Scandinavian influenced task light for the dynamic worker – its rounded, subtly tapered silhouette gives it a friendly stance and will help the user just like a 'buddy' would, featuring a moving head with dimmable light to focus down on a specific task, or to beam up to provide ambient light - making it a space saving choice for an office, living room or more.
Buddy is designed on and manufactured by Gantri - a platform that enables a curated community of product and industrial designers to create uniquely-inspired lights and make them accessible to all. They specialize in cutting-edge 3D printing technology to manufacture their lights using a customized corn based PLA, which they then hand finish using water based marine paints - all at their state-of-the-art facility in California. This process allows for luxury, made to order products that are attainable for the consumer but also sustainable to create and safer for the environment.
The pivoting head within the light was a key detail that originated from the designer and realized by the Gantri team – as a result, the design for the rotating feature is now readily available as a stock part for future designers to use in their designs on the Gantri platform, opening up Gantri's offering through further innovation in 3D printing and inspirational light design.
Buddy can now be bought in Snow, Carbon and Forest shades - as part of the launch of their new color line - and is available in the USA and Canada.