18 Mar Cool Hunting Tokyo – Lumio Book Light
They say you should never judge a book by its cover. This is especially true in the case of this clever book light from San Fransisco designer Max Gunawan. Upon first appearances the Lumio looks like a mild mannered hard cover, but upon closer inspection and when opened it transforms into a mesmerising modern lighting fixture. As you unfold the cover, the Lumio automatically turns on and emits a beautiful glow that like a real book, enchants and tells a story. Even the packaging is well considered with a jacket of engraved wood and orange-accented embossed cardboard. When I found the Lumio in the Tokyo MOMA store, I admit I was captivated by its combination of striking form and brilliant function and like other products that manage to be iconic, beautiful and classic at the same time like the Porsche 911 and Eames mid century chair, I think the Lumio may soon be added to this list of classics.
If you want to light up your life you can check the Lumio range here.