Peek Lamp by Jonas Wagell for Menu

The Peek lamp was initially designed as a floor lamp to accompany a sofa that Jonas Wagell designed a few years back:

I find it that floor lamps often are big and quite dominant in interiors. I needed a lamp which was small and humble and simply “popped up” where you needed some light. The Peek lamp has a heavy base with a long slender stem and a shade which gracefully peeks over the back of a sofa or armchair. The base has a concave top creating a bowl for the essential stationary, earplugs, jewellery or other small items and the top of the stem functions as a touch dimmer.

Although the form derives from a functional requirement I believe it’s important that the lamp has a clear and personal expression. I strive to create simplistic objects and products that are intuitive and easy to understand. In essence, the Peek lamps only consist of three parts – base, stem and shade. The form is reduced to a necessity and the expression becomes iconic.

First out in the range is the table lamp, but later a floor lamp version will follow. Up next after that is a contract version of the table lamp with an integrated USB charging port in the base.

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