Inspired by a Crane bird, it dramatically changes in height and shape

Crane Lamp by Animaro - Kickstarter campaign

The Crane Lamp invites users to play with its materiality and expanding form

The Crane Lamp — a playful, movable light by London-based design studio Animaro — is now available on Kickstarter.

 

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The lamp changes dramatically in height and shape, with a form inspired by the shape of a Crane bird extending its neck to catch prey.

At a time when so many mechanical devices are being replaced by digital tools, the Crane Lamp invites users to play with its materiality and expanding form.

 

Crane Lamp by Animaro - Kickstarter campaign

 

 

The lamp is available in two sizes, one to sit on the floor and another to light up a desk.

The scissor structure of the floor version is composed of 26 hardwood parts, which  enable the lamp to expand and contract.

 

 

Crane Lamp by Animaro - Laboratory

 

Its weight is perfectly counterbalanced by the strength of the spring, ensuring that lamp will hold its shape at any height.

The Crane Lamp is available in solid walnut, sapele or oak.

The joints are machined from brass and hold the cable in place as the lamp changes shape.

Every Crane Lamp is assembled by hand in a workshop in East London.

 

Crane Lamp by Animaro - Kickstarter campaign

 

 

Animaro is a furniture design studio founded in 2015 and based in London.

Inspired by all things kinetic, they enjoy working with mechanics and motion to create playful moving furniture.

This involves combining springspin joints, bearings and anything that moves to create pieces of furniture that playfully express forces such as gravity and friction.

 

Crane Lamp by Animaro - Kickstarter campaign

 

They have exhibited furniture in London, Milan and Copenhagen and are now bringing their designs to the market.

The Crane Lamp is now available for a limited time only on Kickstarter.

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