Oblique: adjective, 1. "neither parallel nor at a right angle to a specified or implied line; slanting."
Designers may not typically associate the idea of "oblique" with targeted lighting, but this is exactly what Vincent Van Duysen's Oblique Floor does.
Proposed to solve the problem of articulated arms and tilting heads (and the extra space they require), Oblique Floor, for Flos, uses a slim lens and concealed LEDs "to produce an extremely bright beam of light that falls 'obliquely' from the head of the lamp onto the lit surface."
The lamp also features a "capacitative" button at the bottom of the luminaire head that allows touch-sensitive fine tuning of brightness/dimming to achieve the ideal illumination for a given context.
Oblique Floor is an updated version of Van Duysen's original table lamp, designed in 2020.
Both are available in multiple finishes: anthracite, sage, brown, rust orange, white, and grey. Oblique also features a discrete USB port at the base for convenient device charging.