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Lambent Chair by New Zealand-based designer Glen Lewis-Steele was inspired by a collapsible wooden toy. From the designer, “Inspired by a collapsible, wooden, giraffe toy from my childhood, the ‘Lambent Chair’ is designed to shed light where you need it. Be it casting a soft light over a room or directing it down onto the fine text of your novel. A glowing switch placed behind the braid allows for the lamp to work by itself when not being used as a seat. However when you choose to sit on its floating seat, your weight compresses an inbuilt spring loaded mechanism. Activating an internal system of tension wires which tighten and loosen like tendons in a finger, causing the lamp to angle down towards you and then straighten back up when you stand. The New Zealand beech wood and Techflex, silica, braided shaft seemingly dangle from the striking, crescent, LED lamp. All adding to the illusion of an ethereal piece of furniture.”
Image Courtesy: Glen Lewis-Steele