Adjust the Pivot Table Lamp as You Would a Hat on Your Head

03.31.20 | By
Adjust the Pivot Table Lamp as You Would a Hat on Your Head

The Pivot table lamp by Lukas Peet for ANDlight puts the ability to cast light into your own hands. It has a round cap-like shade balancing on a pearly opalescent globe with a large spherical dimming knob for a scale of brightness options, meaning you can finally shape the light you want.

No more “this one is too glaring” or “this one is too dim” – make it both a study light and an intimate movie light, a nook light and one for dinner tables. With Pivot, you’ll always be able to balance the amount of directional downlight and constant uplight as you wish.

The starting point for the Pivot was exploring an alternative to the pivoting mechanism of a lamp shade. With the articulating shade allowing directional down light and constant uplight, the shade ‘pivots’ on the glass light source, reducing the number of components within the fixture. The large spherical dimming knob mirrors the glass globe while also being a point of contact and adjustability.

— Lukas Peet, Designer

What’s more, the user is most likely to approach Pivot in an empirical way. Having never seen a lamp of this structure, the scale and materiality of the components encourage tactility and exploration of use.

Keshia grew up in Singapore and moved to the U.S. to attend Dartmouth College. When she was living abroad after graduation, a chance enrollment at the Architectural Association Visiting School led to her becoming enamored with door schedules and architectural écriture. She's particularly interested in design for aging, rural architecture, and Asian design heritage.