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.


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.


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.






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.