Stunningly Straightforward LED Lamp Casts Its Own Silhouette Shade

shade projecting lamp

This lamp from design and style studio YOY requires the notion of a table lamp or floor lamp and whittles it down to its most fundamental of parts. The lamp itself is simple an unassuming baton or pillar when off. It looks a bit like a lamp that an individual has forgotten to screw a light bulb into.

lamp projects its own shade in light

But in the darker hours when the lamp is turned on, it is magically transformed into a functional light that tends to make its own shade. A hidden projector in the prime of the lamp sends a shade-shaped light onto the nearest wall, creating what looks like an intriguing transparent shade.

yoy studios lamp that projects a light shade

Noticed from the side, the optical illusion is revealed as practically nothing more than a patch of light coming from the lamp’s thin base.

light shade projecting lamp

The aluminum and plastic lamp, aptly named ‘Light’ by its designers, is a entertaining modern play on conventional lamps and their requisite shades.

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