Levitating interior objects, like table lamps or planters, is a growing trend in product design nowadays. One of such projects, titled Glow, has been recently developed by the Tokyo-based company Glowdesign. Glow is a lamp consisted of two parts: a wooden base, and a synthetic glowing crystal, floating in mid-air above it. The hovering effect is provided by magnetic levitation, created by the magnets inside the base and the crystal.
The crystal itself can be independently used as a wireless lamp. It can shine up to 80 hours on one charge, thanks to the diodes that don’t consume much energy. The crystal is also fitted with a high strength neodymium magnet, allowing it to be easily attached to any metal surface. Generally, the design of Glow offers a wide range of possible applications, which is undoubtedly a distinguishing feature of this project.
Glow works in two modes: Full Lighting, which intended to be used as a warm-colored task light, and Soft Glow, for creating an intimate relaxing atmosphere in a room.
On November 7, the Glowdesign team is going to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to support the Glow project. So everyone will have a chance to get this device soon.