A Modern Lamp That Requires Human Touch to Adjust It

Design studio kaschkasch is no stranger to the world of lighting design and now they’re back with a new lamp that requires you to touch it in order to adjust it. Living in an era where everything is digital, it’s easy to forget how important human touch is. Designed for Marset, the bolita lamp aims to bring back the sense of touch through user interaction – when the lamp’s globe is moved by hand, the light dims or brightens.

bolita comprises a rounded base that houses an LED light on a central axis, and a glass sphere that mimics an eclipse as it’s moved across the surface over the light. Instead of the typical electronic dimming process, bolita skips it for a mechanical one that requires interaction and touch.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.