A.M.L. Clamp Light by Andreas Martin-Löf


Swedish studio Andreas Martin-Löf Architects have designed a lamp with a brass clamp for attaching it to shelves.

Called A.M.L. Clamp Light, the product was designed to use components produced by the studio's Swedish suppliers.

One piece of folded brass supports the bulb socket, guides a bright blue flex and attaches the whole lamp to a surface.

Here's some more information from A.M.L.:


The production run for the A.M.L. Clamp Light is limited to 100 numbered pieces. The components were all produced by manufacturers throughout Sweden that have acted as suppliers to A.M.L. Architects during the year. Final assembly and packing were located to the A.M.L. office in Stockholm.

The brass clamp comes from Skellefteå in the northernmost regions of Sweden. The black, bakelite socket is from Grästorp, a village on the edge of the vast Lake Vänern. The strikingly coloured cord is from a factory in the dense forests of western Sweden while the carton was produced by hand at a manufactory on the outskirts of Stockholm.

The A.M.L. Clamp Light is intended for mounting on a bookshelf but can also be attached to a windowsill or even be clamped on a pile of books or magazines. The brightness is adjustable – simply hold down the switch until you achieve the desired level. Switch rapidly to turn the lamp on or off.

2009 has seen the start of an EU programme to ban conventional light bulbs. Many backsliders are concerned that they will not be able to find pleasing alternatives. The A.M.L. Clamp Light is a celebration of the potential and beauty of the new generation of halogen energy-saver bulbs.

The design is by Andreas Martin-Löf and package design by Andreas Martin-Löf and Tora Hederus.

Posted on Sunday December 13th 2009 at 11:07 am by Natasha Lyons. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Very good, inexpensive design!

  • I really like the simple packaging and contrast of materials and colors. Very clean.

  • jS

    Is the bulb in the picture really a halogen bulb? And if so, does this type have a special name or something? I think it looks quite nice…

  • mikaël

    the use of simple off-the-shelf components gives it an elegant industrial facture but I would still expect some sort of lamp shade inorder to keep it from being a beautyful blinding tool

  • Moe

    I think Mikaël is right…

  • RedW

    This should be paired with the lightbulb condom. They seem perfect for each other. The brightness of just the clear bulb seems rather harsh on the eyes.

  • Easy enough to add a candle shade Mikaël, but I think British Standards would have something to say if in the UK market.

  • Flynn Talbot

    Glare would be an issue but it is a good product. Well done. And good to see the new halogen ES lamp.

    Might be nice with one of Ingo’s Euro condoms to soften the light.

  • It’s fun. Charming design !

  • Super Normal and cleen

  • In general delirium

  • simple and ncie

  • lars

    The Maldives are sinking, some people in Copenhagen struggle to save the world and all you’ve got to offer is this?
    So called “Halogen Energy-Saver” are almost as inefficient as conventional bulbs (15 lumen/watt compared to 12 lumen/watt).
    Come up with a long lasting, glare free and warm white LED fixture (70 lumen/watt) first, then post it on dezeen. Thanks!

  • lars

    Also, main voltage halogen bulbs are to be faded out in 2016 at last, some types even earlier. And the cables are made in China and then imported to Sweden – I’m pretty sure they are from that company beginning with a F in Fristad.

  • amsam


  • Hol

    SOmtimes less is less

  • minimal, simplistic, interesting color combination. Looks good and packaging too.

  • Mads

    Love IT! Just shows how very little can do so much

  • Return to the basic! Great work!

  • ящик

    просто и гениально!