Just open it and let the light flood out. Close it and let the shadows
reign. Jonas Hakaniemi’s Box Light is a lamp hidden away in a
box, to be drawn out and exposed. A light adjusted with the touch
of a hand. Forget about dimmers, this is as straightforward as
interactive design can get. “Less is more is my motto. Just touch
the light! Create your own light by sliding the lid.” Jonas has a
past in the graphic design business in Finland, and has always
been interested in the fusion of industrial design and handicraft.
Box Light was born in a workshop making a lamp by recycling a
simple matchbox, a concept that now has evolved into a thorough
sophistication, while still retaining the feel of eco-design and doing
away with redundant technology. Although Jonas graduated from
the design school in Helsinki just last year, he has already earned
an honorable mention from the Red Dot jury for his Box Light.
“Scandinavian design is all about timelessness and good quality
objects. It has inner spirit, not just outer shapes. I hope to do more
furniture design in the future, and I hope to produce beautiful and
easy-to-use objects that make everyday life easier.”
1691-1000 black . w 10 cm , h 8 cm , d 15 cm (W 4”, H 3.2”, D 6”).
1691-9000 grey. w 10 cm , h 8 cm , d 15 cm (W 4”, H 3.2”, D 6”).