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Transformable LED Trask Lights from MIO
Posted By Lea Stewart On May 26, 2009 @ 3:30 pm In Decorative Objects,Design,Green Interiors,Green Lighting,icff 2009,Innovation,New York Design Week 2009,NY Design Week 2009 | No Comments
Philadelphia-based design team MIO  has upped the ante for end-user creativity yet again with the introduction of their first LED light fixture . Called Trask because it can switch from being “track” or “task” lighting, the function of this ingenious flatpack lighting system is completely up to you! The modular units can form everything from desk lamps  to linkable suspension lights, giving this eco-centric product the option to snake its way across your entire room.
Building on the success of the sputnik-style Bendant Light , the Trask light is also designed to pack and ship flat , but adds new flair with its customizable python-like configurations . MIO’s founders, brothers Issac and Jaime Salm  say that they dug deep to find the right type of LED strip light for Trask  that would be cost efficient, but also give the right kind of light output. They carefully considered the laser cut  metal pattern so that its folds could clip the LED strip in place and simultaneously act a reflector for the light. In addition, the powder-coating used on the recycled content sheet metal is an environmentally preferable finish.
We expect nothing less from MIO, who are known for sustainably manufacturing, packaging, and shipping their simplified, modern furniture and accessories . The Trask was among their notable introductions at last week’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair , but there has also been a substantial amount of eco-design buzz surrounding their line of gardening products for Target . If you are as anxious as we are to be a co-designer of your own Trask folded light, you can order it, and all of their eco-intelligent products , from the MIO website .
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=30574
 MIO: http://www.mioculture.com/
 LED light fixture: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/13/kenzan-tsutakawa-chinn-constellation-lamp/
 desk lamps: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/17/loop-led-desk-lamp-by-tr%C3%98kk16/
 Bendant Light: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/08/bendant-customizable-pendant-lamp/
 designed to pack and ship flat: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/27/way-basics-eco-friendly-flat-pack-furniture/
 python-like configurations: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/07/giant-anaconda-tube-generates-energy-from-waves/
 Issac and Jaime Salm: http://www.mioculture.com/about.asp
 LED strip light for Trask: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/17/loop-led-desk-lamp-by-tr%c3%98kk16/
 laser cut: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/13/luminous-design-levent-romme-paper-lamps/
 simplified, modern furniture and accessories: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/22/foldup-origami-table-by-mioculture/
 International Contemporary Furniture Fair: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/22/link-roundup-of-the-week-5-22-09/
 line of gardening products for Target: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/23/mios-new-line-of-eco-outdoor-goodies-is-right-on-target/
 their eco-intelligent products: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/12/04/recyclable-3d-wallpaper/
 MIO website: http://www.mioculture.com/default.asp
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