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In an age when every­one wants flex­i­bil­ity, sev­eral por­ta­ble light­ing de­signs have emerged with per­fect tim­ing. A high­light at Ingo Mau­rer’s stand was the in­flat­able Blow Me Up lamp, de­signed to lean against the wall or fas­ten to the ceil­ing or wall.

Col­lapsi­ble Moon by Ja­panese de­signer Kazuhiro Ya­manaka for Pal­lucco has two points of in­spi­ra­tion: the moon and the world of pho­tog­ra­phy – specif­i­cally, the re­flec­tors used for photo shoots. Col­lapsi­ble Moon com­prises a tech­ni­cal fab­ric held in place by a tem­pered spring steel, and an LED strip that’s placed in­side the edge of the frame and which dif­fuses the light to­ward the cen­tre of the cir­cle. The re­sult is a fully il­lu­mi­nated cir­cle, much like a full moon.

Way ahead of the curve is Span­ish man­u­fac­turer Marset, which launched its por­ta­ble Fol­lowMe lamp in 2014. An update was on show at this year’s Euroluce. It’s larger than its pre­de­ces­sor (and thus ca­pa­ble of pro­duc­ing a greater light out­put) but sim­i­lar in the fact that it uses LED tech­nol­ogy and has a tilt­ing poly­car­bon­ate screen that of­fers both at­mo­spheric and di­rect read­ing light. A three-po­si­tion dim­mer reg­u­lates light in­ten­sity, al­low­ing for a con­tin­u­ous out­put of be­tween five to 20 hours, while a USB ca­ble means that Fol­lowMe can be recharged.

An­other fresh face from Marset is Bic­oca, a colour­ful and light­weight por­ta­ble lamp made of poly­car­bon­ate and de­signed with a flex­i­ble shade to di­rect the light. A pow­er­ful mag­net on the fix­ture’s base lets you fix it to me­tal sur­faces, or you can use the spe­cial ac­ces­sory to at­tach Bic­oca to a sofa or the head of a bed.

Mean­while, Santa & Cole pre­sented a wire­less adap­ta­tion of Miguel Milá’s iconic Cesta col­lec­tion. Like its in­spi­ra­tion, the Cestita ta­ble lamp is an oval­shaped glass sphere sup­ported by a wooden struc­ture that morphs into a car­ry­ing han­dle. Un­like the orig­i­nal, how­ever, Cestita is recharge­able.

Ingo Mau­rer’s Blow Me Up lamp

Bic­oca by Marset

Col­lapsi­ble Moon by Ja­panese de­signer Kazuhiro Ya­manaka for Pal­lucco

Santa & Cole launched a wire­less adap­ta­tion of Miguel Milá’s Cesta col­lec­tion, called Cestita

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