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A Simple Lamp that Requires No Hardware by Emmanuel Gonzalez

03.30.17 | By
A Simple Lamp that Requires No Hardware by Emmanuel Gonzalez
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Emmanuel Gonzalez set a goal to create a lamp with a minimal amount of material and no hardware and the result is Lo1. At first, he looked to the Bauhaus movement for design inspiration, and then researched Japanese woodwork for assembly pointers, both of which led to an unpretentious, minimalist design composed of only seven parts (plus the bulb).

The simple lamp utilizes only five pieces of wood, a circular piece of glass, and the electrical component to get to the finished product. Notches removed from the wood make for easy assembly with a slot carved out to hold the glass in place. The frosted glass obscures the bulb while letting the light pass through.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director 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.