These lamps by London design studio Industrial Facility feature rounded shades modelled on the shape of street lights, designed to cast pools of light.
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.
"Its shade is a combination of a cone and a mushroom, which makes it appear more as a giver of light."
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.
"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.
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.
German product designer Simon Frambach also recently launched a minimal table lamp, with a shade based on pop-up car headlights.