Sleek "Baselamp" Can Turn Ordinary Objects into Illuminating Lamps

The ingenious Baselamp by Luke Lamp Co. can transform almost any object into a lamp. Anything that allows light to pass through it–a glass bottle, flower vase, fish bowl, etc.–can now easily turn into a functioning light source. Just set the item on the sleek, minimalist base and watch it instantly illuminate the room.

To produce Baselamp, designer Luke Kelly spent over a year and a half focusing on the product's versatility and ease of use. He used an integral chip-on-board LED and a recessed touch-capacitive dimmer switch that'd create a lot of light (410 lumens) but not an excessive amount of heat. This is crucial, because it means that things sitting on the device won't get overheated.

The product, which is manufactured using a CNC machine, is available in a solid walnut or bamboo body. It has a hand-applied linseed oil finish and a solid aluminum heat sink base, creating an aesthetic that's both industrial and natural looking.

Luke Lamp Co. is currently raising funds for production via Kickstarter, so there's still time to be an early owner of your very own Baselamp.

Luke Lamp Co.: Website | Kickstarter
via [designboom]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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