Following the release of the Philips Hue Go, it appears as though portable light devices seem to be in fashion at the moment. New York based HCWD Studio have got in on the act too with their simple and stylish Brick Lamp.
The objective is to capture the moment of light – being concealed and revealed. It’s accomplished by making a simplified and functional lamp. There are no switches to be found on the Brick Lamp – instead light is activated when raised (On) and deactivated when laid flat (Off).
The on & off mechanism is designed to work on all kinds of firm and horizontal surfaces including counter tops, blank covered floors, or glass tables. By creating the side facets, a natural handle is made and also directs the light when the brick sits on its sides. Perfect for reading.
The Brick Lamp comes in three different materials and various minimalist designs: Walnut Wood (clear stained), Cast Concrete (original grey or dark grey) or Aluminium (silver, black and gold).
The wood version is designed to suit classic interior furnishing. It’s made from an authentic single piece of wood lumber, coated with an all-natural eco-friendly clear stain to give it an elegant finish. The concrete version of Brick Lamp is made from a special mix of cement and fine grain sands. It’s cast in a high quality rubber mould to create a super fine and smooth finish.
The Kickstarter-exclusive metal version is milled precisely out of a single piece of solid aluminium block by a Computer Numeric Controlled machine. To give it a sleek metallic touch, the brick is sand blasted to a matte finish on the bevels and brush texture on the top surface. The finished product then goes through an electric anodized process to permanently seals and protects the aluminium from rust and stain.
Portable and wireless, the Brick Lamp is easily recharged using a USB port, so you can charge it with your computer, laptop, or wall socket. When the cord is attached, it simultaneously supplies the power of LED and charges the lithium-ion built-in battery. Once it’s fully charged, the protection circuit will automatically disconnect.
Brick Lamp’s fully charged battery can last up to 5 hours with normal use and will set you back $95 – $200 (around £65 – £135). Get over to Kickstarter to have a closer look.