Magno Tube Lamp
by Doreen Westphal

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Dutch Design Week: designer Doreen Westphal has created a lamp with a metal stem that can be positioned upright or at an angle against its magnetic concrete base, currently on show at Dutch Design Week.

Magno Tube Lamp by Doreen Westphal

A copper-coated iron tube containing the power cable is held in place by magnets embedded in the poured concrete base.

Magno Tube Lamp by Doreen Westphal

"People keep trying to figure out how it works but they see no mechanism," Westphal told Dezeen. "They don't believe that it works by magnetism because I covered the tube with copper leaf."

Magno Tube Lamp by Doreen Westphal

The lamp is available as a table or floor lamp, which have slightly different bases.

Magno Tube Lamp by Doreen Westphal

Each allows the tube to attach upright, but when resting at an angle the table lamp balances at 45 degrees, whereas the floor lamp must sit at 60 degrees from horizontal to prevent the longer, heavier tube from tipping it over.

Magno Tube Lamp by Doreen Westphal

The power cable length can be adjusted so that the bulb points upward or hangs down from the end of the tube.

Magno Tube Lamp by Doreen Westphal

Concrete is also used as a base for the flick switch that sits further down the cable.

Magno Tube Lamp by Doreen Westphal

The lamp comes with either a white tube and orange cable or a copper-coloured tube and black cable.

Magno Tube Lamp by Doreen Westphal

Westphal is displaying her work at the On The Road exhibition at Studio Lieverse as part of Dutch Design Week, which continues until 28 October.

Magno Tube Lamp by Doreen Westphal

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  • Paul

    At first glance I read “Mango Lube” – hope I am not the only one. Really nice design though!

  • kolobok

    Making a holder for a bulb is not a lamp design. The light would be annoying. If it had a reflector, or some other shade, it would be ok.

  • http://www.georgehollander.com George

    Nice sculpture. Bare bulb design is “useless utility” for the eyes!

  • http://www.zazous.co.uk/ Kate Austin

    But it’s still a bare bulb isn’t it? How do you get around that?

  • Andreas Janke

    Looks good and there are some great ideas in it. But the ergonomics really need some more thinking.