I can see Nan16 working as a work lamp - great for painters, carpenters and other craftsmen. Workers could plug their AM/FM radio or even some of their power tools right into the lamp shade. As far as home lighting goes - I don't quite get the appeal. The cords seem like they would get in the way! I don't want to trip over a cord when rushing to turn off my alarm clock in the morning. Perhaps these are more suited for an industrial loft space, where there is more room to work with. Nan16 is available in varying sizes and both as a floor lamp and pendant light. The lamps made their debut last month as part of the Talent 08 exhibition at Designhuis in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
What do you think of this design? Chic or sloppy? Lights out until next time! - Via Dezeen / Photos Via Nanoo, Dezeen & sebastianherkner.com
Friday, November 14, 2008
It's a Lamp, It's a Power Strip!
When it comes to storage for your electronic devices, cable management is key. Nobody likes seeing a jumbled mass of cords, cables and wires haphazardly strewn about, stretching from one side of the room to the other. It just comes off looking sloppy and unorganized. Nanoo - makers of the Nan16 lamp, however have a different take on cable management. Nan16 is a new lamp that features a power socket built right into the lamp shade! Designed by Sebastian Herkner, Nan16 allows you to plug in other electrical appliances into the lamp. Made as both a ceiling and floor lamp, Nan16 proudly displays the cables and cords of whatever device you choose to plug in - in essence, making the cables and cords work as little decorative accents in the room.