Inspired by a Crane bird, it dramatically changes in height and shape
The Crane Lamp invites users to play with its materiality and expanding form
The Crane Lamp is a playful, movable light by London-based design studio Animaro. The lamp changes dramatically in height and shape, with a form inspired by the shape of a Crane bird extending its neck to catch prey.
At a time when so many mechanical devices are being replaced by digital tools, the Crane Lamp invites users to play with its materiality and expanding form.
The lamp is available in two sizes, one to sit on the floor and another to light up a desk. The scissor structure of the floor version is composed of 26 hardwood parts, which enable the lamp to expand and contract.
Its weight is perfectly counterbalanced by the strength of the spring, ensuring that the lamp will hold its shape at any height. The Crane Lamp is available in solid walnut, sapele or oak. The joints are machined from brass and hold the cable in place as the lamp changes shape.
Every Crane Lamp is assembled by hand in a workshop in East London.
This involves combining springs, pin joints, bearings, and anything that moves to create pieces of furniture that playfully express forces such as gravity and friction.
They have exhibited furniture in London, Milan and Copenhagen and are now bringing their designs to the market.