Levitating Lamps: Magic or Magnets?
Levitating lamps sound a bit light science fiction, but they have been around – in real-world settings – for many years. These hover lamps, made by a company called Crealev, contain LEDs and work with electromagnetic technology, making them not only a stunning addition to a home but also low energy consumers.
Crealev’s two new models blend the classic aesthetic of the table lamp with the high-tech functionality of a floating home object. The Silhouette is the more traditional of the new designs, recalling a sophisticated lamp with a decidedly futuristic top side.
The Eclipse (pictured top) is more modern in design, featuring a graceful glass base with a straight-sided shade and the company’s characteristic levitating, spinning top.
Crealev’s mission is to bring the fantastically interesting hover aesthetic into homes – and not just in lighting. Lest you think that these levitating tops are all an illusion, this video shows one of the lamps in action, its top floating like magic above the rest of the lamp.
“At the very birth of our company lies the inception of the first Silhouette floating lamp. In an attempt to create an object using her father’s technology, Angela Jansen initially produced the lamp as a design project. They both thought it would be good fun to present it during the 2007 Dutch Design Week. But they hadn’t anticipated the positive feedback and media interest it would generate. Slowly realizing the potential of their efforts, they decided to join forces and Crealev was born.”
“Our lamps have been a practical interpretation of our technology from the very beginning. Great conversational piece not only for your home but also fairs and trade-shows around the world.”
“The lamp consists out of a handcrafted wooden base with a high glossy black finish. Attached is a stylish black fabric covered power cable. The conical shaped lampshade is manufactured in matte black fabric with a pearl white inner side furnishing. The light flows through the openings of the mirror which covers the lower part of the lampshade.”