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Lamp illuminates in exchange for phone
    2017-11-29  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Austrian product designer Klemens Schillinger has created a lamp that only lights up once the user is willing to surrender their smartphone.

Schillinger’s lamp urges users to direct their attention away from their mobile phones and towards more worthwhile activities, like reading or working.

Although the lamp appears to be a standard household light, it features a drawer integrated into its pedestal* that requires a smartphone to be placed inside it in order to turn on.

“The drawer is like a magical chest that requests a small object like a smartphone to be put inside,” said the Vienna-based designer.

“When you give something, you get something in return. In this case, you trade the often uncontrollable urge to check for new messages for a bit of light that invites you to read a book instead, or just focus on your work.”

The light acts as a “reward” in exchange for the user putting their phone away, rather than just placing it in an ordinary drawer or box, said Schillinger.

Shaped specifically to fit all standard smartphones, the drawer recognizes the weight of the object placed inside. Once it has been shut with the smartphone inside, the switch is triggered and the light turns on.

The designer said that his inspiration* for the project came from hotel key cards, which turn the electricity in hotel rooms on once they are entered in a slot near the entrance.

The brass handle and blue interior of the drawer were chosen to give the base the appearance of a magical chest, said Schillinger.

The designer juxtaposed* this with a 3D-printed lamp shade, which is intended to give the light a more minimal and modern look.

The base of the lamp has been made using a 2mm-thick sheet of steel, which gives the lamp more weight while also limiting the phone’s reception when inside the drawer.(SD-Agencies)

 

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