Portable LED Lighting: Bellhop by Flos
Bellhop is a petite and playful battery-powered piece that provides even light in a cool little portable package.
Designed for Flos by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby (the same team who did design for London's 2012 Olympic torch, so a none-too-shabby pedigree), Bellhop is modeled after the consummate hatted hotel porter, "with their reminiscent, bell-like shape."
The aesthetic is light and whimsical. And Bellhop's form follows its function-the lightsource is LED edge-lighting technology: "the innovative method of lighting a flat disc with a ring of LEDs around its edges, to ensure an evenly lit surface."
Bellhop is battery-powered. It lasts 24 hours on a single charge and re-charges in three via USB-C. A cleverly hidden push button lets users dim it down to 10%.
The first Bellhop was a traditional if staid blue-originally designed to outfit the Parabola restaurant at the London Design Museum. Since then, Barber and Osgerby have expanded its palette to include white, grey, burnt orange, and dark brown.
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