Architect turned designer Deger Cengiz’s lighting pieces are works that thoughtfully fuse art and design. On display at the Wanted Design Show at New York Design Week, the design veteran’s quirky Dino Desk Lamp holds true to his style; combining a functional task lamp with a plant pot (or pen holder, depending on your preference). Made of recyclable felt, the Dino Lamp has a multi-functional container base to store your goodies -- including the leafy green kind!
Dino’s flexible neck can be angled and bent in any direction to meet your lighting needs. A bright LED bulb ensures long lasting bright white and energy efficient illumination, and the lamps are available in green, grey and red. The felt covering provides both a cute and cozy aesthetic — unexpected attributes for a lamp.
The best part, however, is the lamp’s base. The Dino’s neck grows from a felt-lined cup-sized container which can store everything from pens, markers, loose change, office supplies, even snacks. Or for an even more inspired use, you can use the power of Dino’s LED lamp to grow your own mini eco-system! Small ferns or cacti can turn the Dino into a living lamp- just don’t forget to use a water tight planter!