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Spring Forward: Spring Lamp by Studio Toer

Growing up in Miami meant that I did not fully grasp the concept of spring. It was not until much later, after living in New York and Colorado, that I understood the beauty of the season—the excitement with which one greets the first green leaves on trees or the tender shoots of tulips. After a long hard winter, the arrival of spring makes you want to get out and jump around. The lively kinetic feel of the season is also captured in Spring Lamp, an LED lamp designed by Studio Toer of The Netherlands.

Spring Lamp. Designed by Studio Toer.

Steel and Felt Create a Kinetic Lamp

Spring Lamp. Designed by Studio Toer.

Like a growing bloom blowing in the wind, Spring Lamp emerges from two slender roots. The light balances on dual steel rods, its violet felt shade a playful violet or gnome’s hat. By moving the steel rods, you can adjust the light up and down and left to right, casting the light just about anywhere—it’s like your own little sun rotating around your home.

Spring Lamp. Designed by Studio Toer.
Spring Lamp. Designed by Studio Toer.

The idea behind Spring Lamp was to “expresses the versatility and simplicity of LED technology.” Studio Toer succeeded in highlighting the best attributes of the energy-saving light. As light dances on a surface, so does Spring Lamp dance around a space. Like a leaf twirling in the wind or a squirrel jumping from tree to tree, Spring Lamp moves joyously and unexpectedly in space.

Spring Lamp. Designed by Studio Toer.
Spring Lamp. Designed by Studio Toer.

Via Design Milk.

About the Manufacturer: Studio Toer designs interiors and installations, develops concepts, and creates products for the home such as tables, vases, and lighting—“products which people interact with on a daily basis.” The company, based in The Netherlands, also helps businesses develop a strong identity. Their conceptual products generate “experimental ideas for future implementation.”

Posted March 19th, 2012 by Alicita Rodriguez


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