DMY Berlin 2010: designer Leoni Werle of Germany combines an enormous lamp shade with a table to make this workspace.
Called Heimlicht, the piece is couter-weighted to allow the shade to be lowered to any level.
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Here are some more details from Werle:
Heimlicht - A Symbiosis of Table and Lamp
heimlicht deals with an object that provides for a retreat and a place to work in public and domestic spaces.
By combining a work surface with a light source a piece of furniture was created that can offer its user an optimally lit up work area.
Furthermore it conveys a feeling of security through its formal appearance and the choice of materials.
On the one hand the oversized lamp shade enables its user to cover the entire work surface and by doing so to conceal all the personal things that are on it.
On the other hand the lamp shade can be used to create a space in which one can work without being disturbed.
The counterbalance enables the user to move the lampshade in every position.
Isaacs & Manders
by Noam Bar Yohai
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