Japanese designer Nendo presented last April in Milan “sawaru” and “gaku” of the new projects created for the Italian lighting company FLOS, two innovative lamps that allow multiple functions and provoke interaction with the user.
SAWARU // A lighting consisting of two independent cylinders touching each other in a perpendicular direction. One plays the role as a light source, while the other acts as a base, and the projection angle can be altered into 3 stages: 25 degrees, 40 degrees and 60 degrees, by inserting the pin attached to the base. Furthermore, by removing the base, the light source can be laid onto the floor to directly illuminate the floor. Various functions are made possible by doing away with excess elementsand creating a simple form.
GAKU // A box used together with lamps and other objects, which gives a feeling almost as if it were something between accessories and furniture. An adjustable-height pending lamp hangs down inside of one box, while a second design features non-contact charging functionality to power a matching spot or luminescent lamp.
Usually, the lamp is simply left on the charging dock, and then moved around freely when lighting is needed elsewhere. The directional lamp features a magnet that allows it to be placed at an angle, making it easy to adjust the direction of spot to be lighted. More info: www.nendo.jp
Lamp settings include a mode during which they are turned on when sitting on the charging dock and turned off when moved away so that the location of the lighting itself serves as a power switch.Bowls, vases, a tray, a mirror, bookends, and other accessories are held in place by magnets, keeping them held firmly in place at the centre of the box without the need for a large area of contact. An assortment of accessory-like lighting and lighting-like accessories makes combining the two simple, as if one were casually rearranging the interior of a miniature room.