We were excited when we stumbled across Curio Design 's cute, bendy LED Hype lamp collection at ICFF at New York Design week. These adorable, inexpensive and low energy LED lamps bend in all directions like Gumby, and the company will start shipping the items this summer. These brightly-colored task lamps, designed by Nate Moskovich, can be controlled via a specially-designed bluetooth app, and come in a wide variety of eye-popping colors.
These adorable lamps caught our eye, not only because of the vivid, eye-popping colors and sleek minimalist style – but specifically because you can bend them in almost any direction to suit whatever task you are working on.
The lamps are made from CNC-cut beech wood, aluminum and injected plastic. The combination of flexible and rigid materials enables dynamic motion while allowing the lamps to retain their shape and form at all times. Besides the table lamp, the company also makes a floor version that looks elegant and shares the same features as its table counterpart.
The lamps emit 90% down task light and 10% ambient light and have dual control for each emitting side, allowing users to switch from concentrated lighting for reading and work, to soft ambient lighting. Fully articulated gooseneck joints allow for flexible positioning of the light source, while the incorporated zero-heat technology prevents overheating.