From Foscarini comes a fun little desk lamp that takes its cue from a coastal town in Northwestern France. Named after the lighthouse, Binic is the vision of Ionna Vautrin, a designer from Brittany who was inspired by the world of the sea. Specifically, Binic is shaped after what Foscarini translates as a windsock, by which they mean a boat’s massive, tubular vent pipe. Perhaps the best part of the transformation from pipe to lamp is the miniaturization, which makes Binic an ideal gift—what Foscarini refers to as a “take away” object, a “present or personal object of desire.” Interestingly enough, Binic began as a much larger project, but Foscarini convinced Vautrin to downsize the light. Though she was initially resistant, in the end, Vautrin decided that the smaller profile made it “sweeter and gave it more energy.” Of course, the modest dimensions also mean that Binic “can adapt to a lot of different spaces.”
Binic. Designed by Vautrin for Foscarini.
Constructed of polycarbonate and ABS, Binic comes in six different colors, which suit just about anyone: bianco (white), verde (green), amaranto (amethyst), arancia (orange), petrolio (blue), and grigio (grey). The polycarbonate projector emits a focused light, making Binic a great task lamp—and it’s versatile due to its small size. Put it on a bookshelf or a desk; or put it to the space test in cramped quarters, balancing it on a teensy weensy side table or pedestal sink. In a London flat or a Manhattan loft, Binic will fit your style—while also transporting you to faraway, exotic locales of seaside splendor.