With so many people working from home these days, it's not uncommon for a kitchen counter to also double as a desk. But when you're burning the midnight oil, sometimes regular overhead lighting just doesn't cut it. Popular Architecture (POPA, for short) recently introduced their Brooklyn-made Down Side Up LED suspension lights that provide concentrated task lighting during the workday, and then rotate for ambient lighting when it's time for dinner. Keep scrolling to check out a short clip we shot of the elegant DSU light in action at BKLYN Designs 2016.
Based in Downtown Brooklyn, POPA focuses on creating “simple forms with dynamic uses.” POPA director Casey Mack says that the DSU suspension light was born out of his own necessity for a 2-in-1 overhead lamp that he could use for both work and play.
Mack’s simple but ingenious solution is lamp with pared-down parts but high functionality. Made out of Ash wood, aluminum, stainless steel, and nylon, the DSU can be rotated easily by hand to cast light in many different directions depending on the mood you want to achieve. Point the 5.5W LED light straight downwards for direct task lighting, at the wall for a bright but more diffused light, or up at the ceiling for ambient lighting. The light is also dimmable for even more versatility.
The DSU light comes in five standards lengths (18 5/8″, 30 5/8″, 42 5/8″, 54 5/8″ and 66 5/8″) but custom lengths, finishes and LED color temperatures are available upon request. For pricing and to place an order, email POPA at firstname.lastname@example.org.