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Collapse Lamp / Lamp

Collapse Lamp
Collapse Lamp

This lamp falls over when it’s
turned off.

The idea behind it is to illustrate the consumption of energy more clearly. Turning this lamp on or off becomes an act, that makes the «flow of energy» tangible. Other than just pressing a switch, the whole object takes part in the motion.

Called Collapse, it has a cord slotted through the loose wooden components that make up the base to hold them upright under tension.

When the cord is released, the weight of the protective foam shade makes it
topple over.

Electrical contacts in the toggle that holds the cord in place complete the circuit to turn the lamp on when it’s upright.

University

HBK Braunschweig

HBK Braunschweig
Braunschweig, Germany

Design

Hayo Gebauer

Hayo Gebauer
Lübeck, Germany