menu

Lightweight Desk Lamp Is Powered By A Mac Charger

Lightweight Desk Lamp Is Powered By A Mac Charger
Design

The Coil Lamp uses Apple's first generation magsafe charger to power up.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 13 june 2014

For long-time Mac users who still have their old Mac magsafe adapters, this unique lamp can help put those adapters to use.

The Coil Lamp by Toronto-based multidisciplinary design studio Castor Design is an attractive and lightweight task lamp that is powered by Apple’s first generation magsafe adapters, which is magnetically attached to the back of the head of the lamp.

Designed by Brian Richer, the Coil Lamp has a minimalist design. The lamp has a custom spring, a single copper rod base, and a slim cylindrical lamp head that is fitted with an acrylic lens. The lamp head is screwed into the custom spring which is located at the top of the copper-plated base of the lamp. The custom spring allows the lamp to rotate in any direction and it supports the lamp as well.

The base of the lamp consists of three parts – the custom spring, the neck, and the foot. The neck and the foot are made of copper-plated rods with varying thickness so that the neck can be inserted into the top of the foot and secured together with small-set screws. The lamp can be easily assembled and disassembled. It can ship flat because its components have similar dimensions. The magsafe adapter does not come with the lamp, though, and users will have to supply that themselves.

Coil-Lamp-Castor-Design-1.jpg

The lamp head has a strip of LEDs that give off a warm and directional light, making it usable in the home or an office setting.

The use of old Apple magsafe adapters to power up this lamp is consistent with Castor Design’s philosophy of reusing materials to create their products. According to the company’s webpage, “materials and reuse of materials” is an important part of the design company’s aesthetic.

The design of the lamp began in January 2013 and a working prototype was created in May of the same year. The initial production run for the lamp began in August 2013.

The Coil Lamp was a Silver A’ Design Award Winner in the Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category.

Coil-Lamp-Castor-Design-2.jpg

Castor Design

Design
Trending

Lancôme's Newest Campaign Stars A Domestic Abuse Survivor

Advertising
Arts & Culture Yesterday

Small Urban Pavilions Create A Nature Refuge In East London

These relaxing micro shelters provide a haven amidst chaotic city environments

Travel Yesterday

Travel Laundry Pouch Washes Your Clothes Wherever You Are

The Scrubba Wash Bag helps anyone wash their clothes easily and quickly with just a little water and soap

Trending

Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Automotive

See All
Social Media Yesterday

Swipe Up To Register To Vote On Snapchat

The social platform has partnered with TurboVote to help young people easily enroll in less than one minute

Children Yesterday

Battle Card Game Promotes Childhood Vaccinations

An Australian doctor has developed a playful way to inform parents about immunization and entertain kids

Related Expert

Bertrand Piccard

Solar Power, Aeronautics, Travel

Fitness / Sport Yesterday

Oakley And Intel’s Sunglasses Give You A Built-In Personal Trainer Wherever You Go

The sunglasses/earbuds hybrid tracks your performance and lets you know how well your workouts are going

Experiential Marketing Yesterday

UNICEF’s ‘Time Machine’ Tells Stories With Data

An experiential installation at the UN General Assembly reminds us why every child matters

Design & Architecture Yesterday

Watch The World’s Tallest Building Become An LED Display

Burj Khalifa gives a backstage look at how the transformation came to be

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Automotive
Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed september 26, 2016

Why Building Better Offices Is The Key To Employee Engagement

Interaction Designer and Audio-visual Technologist at ESI Design illustrates the value in creating environments filled with surprise and delight

PSFK Labs Yesterday

Modern Workplace Culture: No More Fat Cats Or Kissing Ass

Samar Birwadker, CEO & Co-Founder of Good & Co, on designing shared organizational values to optimize employee happiness and success

Travel Yesterday

Boeing Wants To Make Your Flight Better With Cloud And Star Projections

The manufacturer is trying to patent a projection system that would allow them to project images onto a plane's interior surfaces

Latin America Yesterday

Colombians Teach Dance To Fund Students’ Education

Chocó to Dance is a platform that shows you how to replicate popular Latin dances to help create scholarships for local students

Work Yesterday

Editorial Roundtable: What A People-First Workplace Must Prioritize First

Managed By Q, Soma, Workbar, Primary, AltSchool and thinkPARALLAX on why employee fulfillment is a journey and not a destination

Culture Yesterday

Brand Engagement At The Gates Of The World’s Largest Open-Air Gallery

Tiger Beer and a neighborhood-minded nonprofit celebrate and promote New York's creative spirit by beautifying 100 security gates

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

Technology Yesterday

How Technology Can Save The World By Saving Time

PSFK attends the Social Good Summit 2016 to see how new tech is changing the world for the better

Travel Yesterday

Marriott’s Gravity Room Installation Gives Travelers A New Perspective

The luxury hotel chain's #MGravityRoom invites visitors to snap and share pictures of its inverted set up

No search results found.