Benjamin Hubert of experience design agency Layer has designed a wireless lamp for London-based tech brand nolii. Called Rise, the lamp is the first product in the brand’s first collection of wireless tech products, which will launch next year. It has integrated charging capability for up to two devices and can also be used as a “digital sunrise” alarm clock.
Rise was launched this September at designjunction 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.
Rise is a small wireless LED lamp that can be moved to wherever light is needed – from the bedroom, bathroom or office to the garden. Powered by a battery in the base, which offers up to 12 hours of light, Rise also has the ability to charge one device wirelessly on the integrated induction charging pad that sits at the top of the lamp and another via a USB-A output in the lamp’s base.
The Rise app for tablets and smartphones has an intuitive UX that allows users to remotely dim the lamp, 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.
Rise is made of mouth blown, lightly frosted glass, with speckled, matte plastic details, and the design language is minimal and unobtrusive. A touch button on the base is used to turn the lamp on and off, and to 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.
Rise is available in three colorways – Cement with Indigo details, Moss with Mint Green details, and Oyster with Peach details.