Balloon is a table lamp, generating diffused, ambient lighting.
Balloon owes elements of its forms to the typical antique oil lamps and candle holders with a reflector placed behind the flame to reflect and direct the light. Besides, the idea that we often consider the moon to be a light source (next to e.g. fire and the sun) although it is just enlightened by the sun, gave the stimulus to work with indirect light.
The lamps' light source is situated inside a cylindrical base. Light shines upwards and enlightens the reflector, which tilts forwards, re-directing and reflecting a diffused glimmer of light.
Through its simplicity and figurative character, the lamp leaves room for associations and fantasy – is it a balloon soaring into the air, a small glowing sun or an oversized light bulb?
The lamp is available in White and Yellow.
Light source: 9W energy-saving fluorescent light
Material: laquered aluminium, plastics
Design team: Uli Budde
Project partners: Produzent: Vertigo Bird (www.vertigo-bird.com)