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Karim Rashid's Cyborg light in white on a dinner table

Cyborg light by Karim Rashid for Martinelli Luce

Dezeen Showroom: designer Karim Rashid's Cyborg table lamp for Italian lighting brand Martinelli Luce has a sinuous silhouette reminiscent of a friendly alien creature.

Made from cast and lacquered aluminium, the indoor version of the Cyborg light comes in white as well as a selection of blue, lime green and grey pastel hues.

Two white Cyborg lamps by Karim Rashid
The Cyborg light emits light from its underside

Light spills out from the underside of the long-legged lamp, creating the impression that it might levitate at any moment.

Cyborg also comes in an outdoor version, which is cast in high-resistance grey or ochre-yellow concrete.

"While you were dreaming, Cyborg beamed down from above and landed on your bedside table," Rashid said of his design. "The small, friendly lamp responds to human contact thanks to touch-sensitive controls."

Cyborg light for Martinelli Luce
The Cyborg light looks like a friendly extraterrestrial

According to the designer, the lamp couldn't have existed without the advance of modern fabrication methods.

"Only in the digital age we have new technologies, production processes, materials, software and tools allowing me to create sensual and organic shapes like Cyborg," he said.

Product: Cyborg
Designer: Karim Rashid
Martinelli Luce
Contact: [email protected]

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