French designer Marc Venot has created the Acrobat lamp, which can be placed both vertically and horizontally in a lathe number of positions. The transparent front of the lamp has a matt finish, which allows Acrobat to spread a soft, diffused light – making it ideal for creating a calm and cosy atmosphere in the room.
The lamp is made of two parts; a cone-shaped base and an oblong LED light source. Held together through magnets only, Acrobat is able to adopt almost magical positions to surprise the viewer, challenging traditional ideas of adjustable lamps. Minimalist in expression and intelligent in design, Acrobat can be used as either direct and indirect lighting and is suitable as both a desk lamp or to create atmospheric lighting.
Designer Marc says “An acrobat is someone who can do extraordinary things without losing their balance. It looks like he’s going to fall over at any given moment, but he doesn’t. He toys with gravity itself, leaving the observer fascinated and surprised. This is the kind of effect I wanted to create with this lamp. My greatest hope is that the user will experience the same fascination, and feel like touching and understanding the lamp”.
Acrobat is available in four, nature-inspired colours, three simple shades of grey, black, and sand, and an inviting, deep aubergine.