This is Canadian designer Philippe Malouin’s first lamp for Flos, it is both playful yet precise and meticulously engineered.
It is inspired both by a 16th-century French ball game and by magnetic ball joints. The result is a fully adjustable future-proof lamp that exudes personality. This is a table lamp that can be easily dismantled and configured to suit your individual needs and preferences. A clever design where the head of the lamp is connected to the base by the magnetic ball bearing which has been tweaked to ensure a current of electricity runs directly through the lamp when all pieces are in contact, binding the two main components while letting you position the light in any direction you want. The cable of the lamp has also been designed to clip tightly under the base for maximum convenience, which can then be threaded through as much or as little as desired, giving you the freedom to expose or hide the cable with ease.
Material: Polycarbonate with an iron ball bearing, the type that is used in wind turbines.
Dimensions: Height: 20.3cm x Diameter: 10.4cm (Base Diameter: 5.65cm)
Philippe Malouin was born in Canada and began his studio in 2008 after several years working for iconic English designer Tom Dixon. His extensive portfolio includes tables, rugs, chairs, lights, art objects and installations, he creates conceptual designs that balance finesse, functionality and a fondness for risk. He began working with SCP in 2017 when they created the rotating Group chair and have created many collaborations since incldung the super comfortable Puffer sofa.