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Bento: A Portable, Interactive Lamp from Yuue Design
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Berlin-based Yuue Design has been featured here in recent months (remember Oops! and Balancer?) with their clever, interactive lighting and they’re adding to the collection with their latest release, Bento. The portable lamp is interactive as you simply pull the loop on the top to turn it on, raising it to different heights thanks to its extendable pole. When you’re ready to turn the light off, you push the top down to close it into its original state, which resembles a Japanese bento box.

In the raised position, the base chamber can hold various small objects for you so they’re at arm’s reach. Whether you need extra light on your desk or by your bedside, the design’s built-in rechargeable batteries make it handy option. It can even be used outdoors! The lampshade is made from a flexible silicone so you don’t have to worry about it breaking.

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.