Benjamin Hubert of experience design agency LAYER has designed a wireless lamp for London-based tech brand nolii, a new lifestyle-focused tech accessories brand for Apple and Android products. Called Rise, the lamp is the first product in the brand’s first collection of wireless tech products, which will launch next year (2019). It has integrated charging capability for up to two devices and can also be used as a “digital sunrise” alarm clock.
Launched this September 2018, Rise was at design junction as part of London Design Festival 2018. nolii also launched its retail-ready inaugural collection of tech products – Collection 001 – which was soft-launched at London Design Festival 2017 and also designed by LAYER.
What makes the small wireless LED lamp stand out is the fact that it can be moved to wherever light is needed – whether that be from the bedroom to bathroom or the office to the garden. Powered by a battery in the base and offering up to 12 hours of light, the Rise lamp can charge one device wirelessly on the integrated induction charging pad that sits at the top of the lamp, or up to two devices with USB-C and USB-A cable connected to the base.
Working alongside the Rise app, which can be downloaded onto a tablet and smartphones, users will be able to experience an intuitive UX that will allow them to dim the lamp remotely, or to programme a “digital sunrise” in which the lamp acts as an alarm by slowly illuminating a room. With these features, Rise becomes a functional hub within the home or office that can easily alter the atmosphere or mood of any given environment.
Made of mouth blown, lightly frosted glass, with speckled, matte plastic details the lamp is available in three colourways – Cement with Indigo details, Moss with Mint Green details, and Oyster with Peach details. Minimal and unobtrusive, the lightweight and waterproof lamp has a battery in the base offering up to 12 hours of light. At a touch of a button located on the base of the unit, users can turn the lamp on and off and also adjust the brightness of the lamp. LED indicators on the lamp’s base show the battery level when the lamp is disconnected from mains power.
LAYER is currently working on Collection 002, the second collection to be launched by nolii, a company co-founded by Hubert along with tech entrepreneur Asad Hamir.