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Levitating lamp meets the futu...
The Silhouette Lamp combines classic looks with electromagnetic technology to produce a table lamp with a floating top
The Silhouette Lamp combines classic looks with electromagnetic technology to produce a table lamp with a floating top
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The mirrored bottom of the upper lampshade reflects light out into the room, but the lamp also lets some through openings to illuminate the area above and below
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The mirrored bottom of the upper lampshade reflects light out into the room, but the lamp also lets some through openings to illuminate the area above and below
The Silhouette Floating Lamp
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The Silhouette Floating Lamp
The floating effect is achieved using electromagnetic technology in conjunction with a control mechanism to keep the upper part of the lampshade in place
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The floating effect is achieved using electromagnetic technology in conjunction with a control mechanism to keep the upper part of the lampshade in place
The Silhouette Lamp combines classic looks with electromagnetic technology to produce a table lamp with a floating top
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The Silhouette Lamp combines classic looks with electromagnetic technology to produce a table lamp with a floating top
Light Light also makes an Eclipse model, with glass base and round block shades
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Light Light also makes an Eclipse model, with glass base and round block shades
The Eclipse Floating Lamp
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The Eclipse Floating Lamp
The Eclipse Lamp uses the same technology as the Silhouette Floating Lamp
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The Eclipse Lamp uses the same technology as the Silhouette Floating Lamp
The kind of electromagnetic technology used in the Silhouette Lamp that gives the illusion of a floating lampshade top
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The kind of electromagnetic technology used in the Silhouette Lamp that gives the illusion of a floating lampshade 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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6 comments
Slowburn
Cool but I won\'t be spending my money on it.
Bill Bennett
bitchin\', and I agree with Slowburn, get the price around 200 or 300 usd coconuts I would order it
agulesin
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.
T.A. Nasir
I wonder how they achieved stability!
bgstrong
Perhaps $135 but certainly not $1350....
ChristopherGreg
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