Industrial Facility designs mushroom-shaped Ode lamps for Herman Miller

These lamps by London design studio Industrial Facility feature rounded shades modelled on the shape of street lights, designed to cast pools of light.

Locale lamp collection by Industrial Facility for Herman Miller

The Ode lamps come in high, low and table versions, and can be left free-standing or incorporated into other furniture pieces. The lights rest on slender vertical stems that taper out into a circular base, and feature powder-coated spun steel shades with flat tops and rounded exteriors.

"As it has to work in different scales and heights, this soft outline was easier to adjust as a family of lighting," said Industrial Facility, which recently created a lamp for Wästberg based on the shapes of factory lighting.

Locale lamp collection by Industrial Facility for Herman Miller

"Its shade is a combination of a cone and a mushroom, which makes it appear more as a giver of light."

The studio, led by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, has also designed lamps that can charge electronic devices, and a watch inspired by the ridged base of beer bottles.

Locale lamp collection by Industrial Facility for Herman Miller

Just like street lights, the Ode lamp lacks a physical on/off switch. Instead, it is controlled by touching the stem or base to adjust the brightness.

Locale lamp collection by Industrial Facility for Herman Miller

"The shape is a simple outline that you often see in street lighting as a way to create a pool of light," said the studio.

Locale lamp collection by Industrial Facility for Herman Miller

The lamp was first designed for the pair's Locale office furniture system, also designed for Herman Miller. The range featured rounded adjustable desks and tables, as well as built-in ambient lighting which proved popular – prompting Industrial Facility to develop it into its own freestanding product.

Locale lamp collection by Industrial Facility for Herman Miller

German product designer Simon Frambach also recently launched a minimal table lamp, with a shade based on pop-up car headlights.


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