Have you ever seen a light that transforms into the shape of a book, automatically turns on and off as you open its cover, and gives you the choice of adjusting the brightness without having to flick a switch or press a button? The Lumio Lamp is all of that and more.
This book shaped lamp, designed by a San Francisco architect Max Gunawan for Lumio, is very versatile as it can be carried and used just about anywhere. You can use it as a table lamp, an outdoor lighting, an emergency light, a wall lamp, an accent light, or whatever your fancy.
The Lumio Book-Lamp is made of a hard-wood cover which also serves as a magnet that pins the lamp down to any metal surface, and of several pages made from untearable paper.
Comprised of LED lights, if you fully open the book-lamp, it shines as strong as any traditional lamp. The Lumio Lamp has a lithium-ion battery which can last up to eight hours before you need to recharge it.
Max Gunawan says that his inspiration for the lamp came from the rolling bridge in London, designed by Thomas Heatherwick, who is also the designer of the Olympic cauldron. “There’s something so unexpected to see – what appears to be – an urban sculpture unfold into a bridge. At its core, Lumio represents this very same idea but on a much smaller scale: a beautiful object that unexpectedly transforms into a functional device”, Gunawan explains. The Lumio Book-Lamp comes in three wood finishes – Blonde Maple, Warm Cherry and Dark Walnut.
To launch the production, Gunawan turned to Kickstarter and managed to collect an incredible $578,387 (his goal was $60,000). watch video below
Video below shows the many uses and introduces the inventor of the Lumio Book Lamp
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