We all know and love our IKEA floor lamp (and have likely switched out the shade more times than we’d like to admit). But now there’s a new lighting option here to mix up your luminary style. Molo Design‘s Urchin Softlight is a light that can be manipulated by hand into various shapes to fit your decor (and space) needs. The Vancouver-based company’s transformable design was inspired by the shapes and movement patterns of the sea urchin and will look amazing in any open space — living room, office, nursery, you name it!
So just how does it work? The Urchin Softlight is designed with honeycomb geometry, which makes it moldable by hand. You can create dozens of shapes by gently folding and bending the material, which is a non-woven polyethylene that is both tear- and water-resistant, UV-stable, and anti-static to repel dust. Check out the oddly satisfying video below to see how it works.
The light is held together by rare earth magnets beneath the layers of textile so that the shade can fasten to itself unencumbered. Because the sides are asymmetrical, you can create more shapes — with the flat sides being best for cylindrical or cone-type shapes, and the curved sides being good for more rounded shapes. It also includes a dimmer switch to create different levels of brightness.
While it doesn’t have that IKEA lamp price tag (the small size is $300 and the large is $900), just think about the endless lighting possibilities these beauties can create! Head over to Molo Design to see them for yourself, and be sure to check out their hanging Cloud Pendant Softlight for your dining room too.
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(Photos and video via @molo_studio; Featured photo via Molo Studios)