- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

Lumio: Hard-Bound Book Unfolds to Unveil a Low-Energy Lamp

Posted By Marc Carter On January 17, 2013 @ 5:13 pm In Decorative Objects,green gadgets,green Interiors,Green Lighting,Green Products | No Comments

Lumio, Max Gunawan, lithium-ion battery, green lighting, green technology, illuminated book, lighting, portable lighting

A bit of light reading anyone? The Lumio [1] may look like a hard-bound book on the outside – but open the cover and it unfolds into a beautiful modern light! Lumio was created by industrial designer Max Gunawan [2], who told Inhabitat that he got the inspiration for the lamp from his fascination with folding/origami [3] designs that can be transformed into multiple forms.

Lumio, Max Gunawan, lithium-ion battery, green lighting, green technology, illuminated book, lighting, portable lighting

The Lumio a portable and compact “book” that unfolds into a cool modern lamp to provide lighting when you need it. “I wanted to translate this idea into a smaller scale, functional object that many people can use in their everyday life,” stated Gunawan [1].

Since the lamp [4] simply folds out of a compact book, it can be adapted to the user’s changing needs: from a table lamp, to a wall sconce, pendant, or reading light. The modular fixture can be arranged as part of a larger lighting configuration as well. The lamp turns on and off as you open and close the cover. It’s also cordless, thanks to its rechargeable lithium-ion battery [5] that provides up to eight hours of power for the lamp.

Gunawan hasn’t announced pricing for the Lumio illuminated book [6], but he plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign [7] to finance the design on February 12th. His goal is to raise enough money to meet the minimum production run to manufacture the Lumio [6].

+ Lumio [8]


Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/lumio-hard-bound-book-unfolds-to-unveil-a-low-energy-lamp/

URLs in this post:

[1] Lumio: http://www.hellolumio.com/

[2] Max Gunawan: http://www.hellolumio.com/#about

[3] origami: http://inhabitat.com/tag/origami/

[4] lamp: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=lighting

[5] lithium-ion battery: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=lithium-ion+battery

[6] Lumio illuminated book: http://www.facebook.com/HelloLumio

[7] Kickstarter campaign: http://www.kickstarter.com/

[8] + Lumio: http://www.hellolumio.com

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.