A Minimalist Lamp Inspired by a Bulb & Bicycle Grip

Yiannis Ghikas Design came up with an idea for a simple lamp that began with a bulb, the symbol of a genius thought. Along with the bulb, they added a base that resembled a bicycle grip, and the result is a minimalist lamp for Creaid’s Designer Lights, a project that’s raising money to create a playground for the Athens General Children’s Hospital.


The Grip lamp has a brass base that features a diagonal, crosshatch pattern, like a textured bicycle grip and a textile cord. The lamp will be up for auction in April.


Manufacturer & technical advisor: Giorgos Sofos – Gsa Metaltech
Photos: Giorgos Vitsaropoulos.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief 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.