Poise lamp by Saif Faisal can point in any direction

Poise lamp by Saif Faisal slides up and down to adjust light levels

The head of Saif Faisal's Poise lamp moves freely along a wooden column, allowing the light to be intensified or diffused (+ slideshow).

Poise lamp by Saif Faisal

Poise's head can swivel and move vertically along the column, meaning the light can be pointed in any desired direction for focused illumination or faced upwards for more ambient effect.

Poise is made from two main elements – a column crafted from a single piece of wood and a smaller section concealing an LED.

Poise lamp by Saif Faisal

The two parts are fixed into position by a circular locking knob, which in material matches the lamp's metal base.

Poise comes in either walnut wood with brass accents or beech wood with black anodised aluminium. Both floor and table lamp models are available.

Poise lamp by Saif Faisal

"Poise is a playful and versatile lamp which can be used as a floor lamp or a task lamp in smaller scale," said Faisal. "This lamp brings a practical approach and poetic design together".

Other designers to have incorporated pivoting mechanisms into their lighting include Berlin studio Yuue Design, which created a steel and marble lamp that's adjusted by a sliding handle.

Poise lamp by Saif Faisal

Norwegian studio Kneip, meanwhile, created a balancing floor lamp that can be swivelled from side to side to change light levels.

Saif Faisal is a designer based in Bangalore, India. He completed his training as an architect from the RV College of Architecture in 2010 before going on to learn woodworking.