Ascent Table Lamp by Daniel Rybakken for Luceplan
Ascent is a unique table lamp created by Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken for Luceplan. The lamp head is movable which moves along the stem. The light intensity changes from being turned off at the bottom position, to gradually ascending to the full intensity at the top, giving the user control over not only light intensity, but also the spread of the light. The table lamp will be presented at the Salone del Mobile 2013.
According to the designer, “The visual elements of Ascent are all recognizable, from the classic head to the round stem, but it is the way you use Ascent that makes it different from existing lights. The gesture of sliding the head upwards for more light and down for less is a conceptual idea, but at the same time an action that feels natural.
Ascent comes in two versions, with an anchor bolt for tables, or with a base. The anchor bolt is made impact resistant by having a co-molding of steel and rubber in the base, allowing up to 15 degree of tilt of the stem. As to protecting the inner mechanics and electronics the head is made to rotate freely. These measures make Ascent suitable for larger public spaces as well as for domestic use.