Swivel and Shine: Lighting Trend

Swivel and Shine: Lighting Trend

From a 1960s classic to four new designs making their debut this year, these tactile table lamps each use twisting and turning mechanisms to produce, direct and adjust the light.
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The Blom table lamp by Swedish designer Andreas Engesvik for Fontana Arte’s 2013 Collection features rotatable polycarbonate 'petals' that direct and control the light.

Swivel and Shine_Lighting Trend_ecclise_Vico Magistretti_Artemide

Originally designed by Vico Magistretti for Italian lighting brand Artemide in 1967, the Eclisse is design classic that features a rotating inner shade that ‘eclipses’ the light source to provide partial or total diffusion.

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Up is a new funnel-shaped uplighter designed by Swedish architects TAF for Danish brand Muuto. The direction of the light is adjusted by rotating the shade.

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Note Design Studio‘s Vinge table lamp for Örsjö Belysning is operated by rotating the triangular dimmer switch 180° around the base in a sweeping motion.

Swivel and Shine_Lightin trend_Caroline Olsson_Bolia

The amount of light given out by Caroline Olsson‘s Turn lamp for Bolia is adjusted via its wooden screw. Made from mouth blown glass and birch, as you turn the lamp’s screw inwards, the light slowly dims.

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