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November 2, 2011

The Silhouette Lamp combines classic looks with electromagnetic technology to produce a ta...

The Silhouette Lamp combines classic looks with electromagnetic technology to produce a table lamp with a floating top

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Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Angela Jansen has come up with a seriously eye-catching variation on the classic table lamp - the Silhouette Floating Lamp. While the upper part levitates using electromagnets, the lower section is home to a ring of LEDs that reflect off the suspended mirror above to throw light out into the room.

The Silhouette's lower section sits on top of a handcrafted wooden base in black, from which runs a 2 meter (6.5 foot) black fabric covered power cable. It offers finger-touch dimming, has a light intensity of 300 lux and uses 15 W when at full strength.

The mirrored bottom of the upper lampshade also lets some through openings to illuminate the area above and below.

The Silhouette Floating Lamp is available direct from Light Light for a not insubstantial EUR980 (US$1,350), and comes supplied with universal power adapter sporting an EU plug as standard, but U.S. versions can be ordered.

Home-owners who prefer round blocks over cones can opt for the equally expensive Eclipse lamp instead.

At last, something to go with that levitating chair.

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Cool but I won't be spending my money on it.

2nd November, 2011 @ 08:58 am PDT

bitchin', and I agree with Slowburn, get the price around 200 or 300 usd coconuts I would order it

Bill Bennett
2nd November, 2011 @ 07:06 pm PDT

What happens when there's a blackout? does the top part clunk back into place until power is restored, or magically lower itself down in a stylish way?

Just for a laugh, I'd hide the top part of this while the home-owner wasn't looking and wait for their reaction.

3rd November, 2011 @ 06:36 am PDT

I wonder how they achieved stability!

T.A. Nasir
3rd November, 2011 @ 07:30 am PDT

Perhaps $135 but certainly not $1350....

3rd November, 2011 @ 11:28 am PDT

This is so cool and amazing. I did some searching online and found it on WorldToHome.com here: http://www.worldtohome.com/levitating-lamp.aspx

22nd April, 2012 @ 06:07 pm PDT
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