An example of mobile digital devices influencing the design of a previously unrelated product.

The most notable introduction from IDS12 in Toronto last week came from Italian lighting manufacturer Flos. The company showed the D’E-light table lamp designed by Philippe Stark which merges a functional light fixture with mobile digital devices. Incorporated into the shade of D’E-light is a charging dock for iPod, iPhone and iPad devices. The shade is designed with a backrest so even the larger size iPad can be used while docked.

The light is generated from a small 2700K Flat Panel source which can be dimmed by touching the end plate of the shade. There are no visible switches and the lamp itself looks like a solid piece of polished aluminum.

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