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Brick Lamp shines light on minimalism

Brick Lamp is a minimalist lamp shaped like a brick
Brick Lamp is a minimalist lamp shaped like a brick
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Brick Lamp can be used in a number of different ways
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Brick Lamp can be used in a number of different ways
Brick Lamp offers warm white LED lighting encased in an unusual shell
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Brick Lamp offers warm white LED lighting encased in an unusual shell
Brick Lamp is designed to be tactile, as lifting it acts as the On/Off switch
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Brick Lamp is designed to be tactile, as lifting it acts as the On/Off switch
Brick Lamp is available in a number of different materials
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Brick Lamp is available in a number of different materials
Brick Lamp offers a focused light for all occasions
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Brick Lamp offers a focused light for all occasions
Brick Lamp is a minimalist lamp shaped like a brick
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Brick Lamp is a minimalist lamp shaped like a brick
Brick Lamp can be focused several different ways depending on which side it's standing
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Brick Lamp can be focused several different ways depending on which side it's standing

As its name suggests, Brick Lamp is a lamp shaped like a brick. This is minimalism brought to bear on the world of lighting, with Brick Lamp featuring "no switch, no shade, and no wires."

The idea of Brick Lamp is to reconnect us with the moment light is either revealed or concealed. Most of us have got too used to simply flicking a switch or pulling a cord and light flooding into our houses, all without ever actively thinking about the process. Brick Lamp turns the very act of turning the light on or off into a much more tactile experience.

To this end, Brick Lamp has been designed as a simple-yet-functional lamp shaped like a brick. When it's lifted up onto its side or placed on its back, the light is switched on. And when it's laid flat on its front once again, the light is extinguished. The beveled sides mean it can be left standing up, offering a focused light source either pointing horizontally or slightly downwards depending on which angled side you choose. The weight has been distributed evenly to allow it to stand upright without toppling over.

Brick Lamp is designed to be tactile, as lifting it acts as the On/Off switch
Brick Lamp is designed to be tactile, as lifting it acts as the On/Off switch

The On/Off mechanism which distinguishes Brick Lamp from other lamps works on any firm, flat surface. The 3-watt warm white LED bulb inside is powered by a built-in 4,000-mAh lithium-ion battery. This is charged using the supplied USB cable, which can be plugged into either a compatible device or wall socket. When fully charged, Brick Lamp will last for up to five hours. Brick Lamp comes in three different materials: wood, concrete, and aluminum. Whatever the material, Brick Lamp measures 19 cm x 13.5 cm x 4.2 cm (7.5 in x 5.3 in x 1.7 in).

The production of Brick Lamp is currently being funded through a Kickstarter campaign which has already reached its target of US$22,000. A pledge of $99 or more is needed to secure the promise of a Brick Lamp if and when it gets produced. Deliveries are estimated to begin in July 2015, with free shipping available in the US and paid shipping available everywhere else in the world.

Sources: HCWD Studio, Kickstarter

3 comments
Hitekguy
If this thing is on anytime it is not laying flat on its front, it makes it nearly impossible to transport with it off. I guess it stays around the house, not traveling in a backpack.
Lbrewer42
a $100.00 light that is about as bright as an old fashioned flashlight? Two old fashioned mercury switches, a battery, light, piece of plastic for the face, and concrete enclosure (the hardest part to make/get - and that's no THAT hard to do). I think the high price must be from setting up the equipment to make a 10.00 light?
Magnetron
I'm glad they did a 2min 56sec video of how it works because I just wasn't understanding.....
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