A lamp that glows from the sun.

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A lamp that glows from the sun.

At first glance, its plump hexagonal silhouette and opaque porcelain come together to create a glacier-like quality. This first impression of a glowing glacier drifting across the ocean matches its moniker, Floe. The brain-child of London-based designer Tomoko Azumi, Floe has a charging panel that can be faced toward a window during the day. In the evening use Floe as a reading lamp. Azumi designed it to be a mobile light that one can move to and from living spaces. Floe was inspired by Olafur Eliasson’s work, Little Sun, at the Tate Modern in London, 2012. The rechargeable sun-shaped solar lamp for museum guests intrigued Azumi as she carried it through the dark museum seeing the collection from a whole different perspective. Olafur’s creation emphasizes that we are all connected by the sun, and with London’s abundance of overcast days, sunlight brings new life to the day. Set the lamp in the sunlight and bring it in at night and experience your connection to the sun and the passing days and seasons. The +d Floe will offer a sense of fulfillment at the end of a long day.

© Jun Udagawa Bathe in the peace and tranquility of this solar lamp designed by Tomoko Azumi. Its white porcelain, glassy clay looks like frosted glass as it illuminates the space around it. This 670g solar lamp operates for eight hours on each six to twelve-hour charge. H14.6×W17×D9cm.

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