A Lamp With A Devilishly Clever UI, And A Hellish Price
From Fast Company
November 27, 2012 - 3:45pm
The Rima’s sliding rings offer an alternative to the traditional on-off switch that’s dead simple--and totally extravagant. When it comes to the different ways to operate a desk lamp, in my mind, the hierarchy goes something like this: Simplest and best is a nice, chunky on-off switch on the base; next comes the skinny spinning knob up near the bulb itself, and worst of all is the circular in-line switch, which usually ends up dangling just out of reach behind a dresser or tabletop. The Rima, however, might have the most ingenious solution yet. It’s a thin rail of a light on two sets of legs, outfitted with 56 LEDs and four metal rings, which you can slide into any position on the three-foot track and instantly illuminate all the LEDs in-between. Like magic! The light, designed by Matthias Pinkert for the German company Dreipuls, is intended to give users just the...
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