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Z-Bar Lighting by Koncept Gets an Upgrade With the Gen 4 Line

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10.18.21 | By
Z-Bar Lighting by Koncept Gets an Upgrade With the Gen 4 Line
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The lighting product that started it all for Koncept in 2004 – the Z-Bar – is getting a makeover. Generation 4 is its fourth revamp, and includes the Z-Bar Desk Lamp, Z-Bar Mini Desk Lamp, Z-Bar Solo Desk Lamp and Z-Bar Floor Lamp. Featuring a slimmer body and improved joint design, Z-Bar Gen 4 has a cleaner profile that minimalists will still be drawn to. The barely-visible joints allow for greater articulation, meaning the lamp can be folded up into a “stick” or stretched into limitless positions.

red desk lamp on surface with laptop, shelves and clock in the background

Koncept Design duo Kenneth and Edmund Ng improved Gen 4’s optics to steer further away from multiple, harsh shadows in favor of a diffused light with soft, even shadows. The light is also 20% brighter than previous generations of the Z-Bar line, and has the ability to be dimmed. Another thoughtful design addition to the Z-Bar Gen 4 is a built-in USB port for all of your charging needs.

white and grey living space with sofa, floor rug, and floor lamp

But not everything has been changed, Z-Bar Gen 4 still has some of the same beloved characteristics as before: minimalist profile, high flexibility and compatibility with various desk and wall mounts. The desk lamps also work with alternative desk bases, such as Koncept’s Qi base that wirelessly charges compatible devices.

white desk, chair, and desk lamp in white room

Z-Bar Pro versions feature tunable light temperature, from a warm white light of 2,700 K to a cool 5,000 K. Users can adjust the light to their mood or to coincide with their circadian rhythms. Z-Bar Pro also features a USB-C port for rapid device charging and an occupancy sensor to help conserve energy.

desk lamp, mug, and laptop on white desk with blurred background

Already a success, the new Z-Bar line has scooped up the prestigious Red Dot and iF Design awards, and will be available to purchase in 2022. Learn more at koncept.com/zbargen4.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.