Today we have something pretty unique, a concept that I personally haven`t seen before. We are talking about a balloon shaped lamp entitled Soft Lamp by Simon Frambach, the designer of the item.
Simon Frambach‘s lamp is original for one good reason, it can be squeezed into gaps, corners and it can be trapped between objects when needed. How many times did you have the feeling that two arms are not enough because they were busy with the flashlight and another item for example? Architecture, design students and professionals will definitely be glad that this item has been designed because, beside the great squeeze attribute, it can serve as an illuminated cushion when you need a power nap at the office. The lamp can be squeezed as much as you possible can because the low energy bulb used in it is protected by a cage and it won`t brake, the power is lead in by a red cord into the cushion.
Simon Frambach further relates:
A soft and flexible occasional light that interacts with its surroundings in a unique way by Simon Frambach.
Soft Light is a soft and flexible light made of foamed polyurethane. Its curvy fluent shape that resembles a calabash pumpkin provokes an organic and familiar appearance for a thoroughly synthetic and industrialized material.
Soft Light can be placed in unused spaces like cavities in furniture and other places as an object that fills a void in one’s living environment. Its warm and tangible surface invites to touching and literally feeling light. The result is a light which is extremely flexible in use without having a technical characteristic.
The light shade has been crafted from a massive block of polyurethane foam on a simple self-constructed device for rotational milling. The device allows for a precise production of a desired shape. An energy saving light bulb, protected by a cage, illuminates the porous foam from the inside.
Well to be honest, my life as an architecture student will be much easier with this lamp, cushion for power naps, squeeze into things lamp, it`s a good all around, and the best point is that the light generated by it does not have a focal point like regular flashlights do, so if you`re using it as a light source for taking pictures of your architecture model, the lightning will seem much natural, being dispersed equally by the foamed polyurethane cover.
Photo Courtesy to Simon Frambach