BALAMP, a smart bedside lamp that works just like a balance
Andrea Cingoli Italian designer (Concepticon studio) wins the International iF Design Award 2016 prize in the lighting product category with Balamp, a smart occasional table or bedside lamp that works just like a balance: it turns on and off on the based of the weight of the objects placed upon it.
The lighting design object aims to live in symbiosis with the context around it (it serves as a place to put your personal things and objects) but its form is extremely refined. It does not allow any analog method of setting and in order to set Balamp (clock, alarm, tone and colour tone) you use a cell phone app, which makes it truly one of a kind.
Balamp is based on the weight of the objects placed upon it: by placing objects on Balamp and then pushing down its dish, the weight is registered and the lamp remains off. If you lift one of the objects off of it, like for instance a glass of water, Balamp turns on with a dim light so that you can have illumination without disturbing your partner. If you then put the removed object back, the lamp recognizes the weight and turns itself off. When Balamp turns on, the incorporated alarm clock displays the time for a few seconds by projecting it onto the beside dresser. To turn on Balamp with a higher intensity, all you have to do is push the top plate and keep it pressed to turn off the LED dimmer function.