fredag 1. juli 2011

Beam Table Lamp

This wonderful little lamp is called the Beam Table Lamp and it is designed by Christian Vivanco. The idea behind Beam was to make a small lamp that is focused on the materials and feeling at the interaction moment with its user. It is made out of a solid block of pine and a thermoformed mma sheet. Christian explains that the project came about accidentally after talking with various local lumberyards, “There I got the chance to realize how beautiful wood can be against an urban background, planks and beams stacked one above the other, some of them rough and other refined. Then it struck me, how interesting it could be to give proper respect to the material and its basic physical qualities; weight, texture, appearance, etc."

I really love this tiny lamp! I mostly love it because of the strong and bold colors, but also because of the functionality and the mixture between the bright colors and subtle wooden material that is used for the base. The good thing about a small table lamp is that it can have a lot of colors and a lot happening, without it ever getting "too much". It has its size on its side! The designer, Christian, selected materials that seemed to fit together perfectly, and I totally agree that this was a good choice. He also wanted to enhance the lamp’s relationship with the user, and rounded the edges so he could create a hugging effect of the hand when holding the lamp! Colorful, tiny, cute and modern... Could one ask for more in a table lamp?
I had to post this drawing also, off course. If you have followed my blog, you know that I just illustrative pictures, drawings and sketches... Bare with me, haha! If you would like to read more about the Beam or the designer, you have to visit

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