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Sculptural Lamps that Transform When Turned On & Off

While some objects remain in a single state, a table or a shelf, other objects have two or more states, like a folding chair, a door, or even a lamp. These objects must change in some way to make them useful, which is where the NODE collection of lamps falls. Designed by Odd Matter Studio, these lamps don’t have just a switch or a pull to turn them on and off though, they must physically transform to make it happen. The result is a collection of five lamps that double as functional sculptures.

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Even when the lamp is not being used, the design remains a sculptural object you can visually enjoy. When it’s time to turn the lamp on, you physically alter its look to by moving one of its components.

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The lamps were inspired by the shapes of drawn electrical diagrams, which you can see when you open and close the circuit to switch the lamps on and off.

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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.