Forrest Jessee’s Push Pull Lamp

It reminds me of Jenga with light.  Enough said.

A New York designer, Forrest Jessee, along with four of his friends (Chris Barley, Troy Therrien, Brigette Borders and Egbert Chu) designed this fun, interesting lamp at Columbia University in 2007.  I believe this is a class project product – on Forrest’s website, it is listed under a category of “Enclosures and Environments II,” which sounds like the classes I took at KTH.

From Forrest’s website about the Push Pull Lamp:

The design incorporates the common elements of a lamp: the diffuser, bulb, and housing, in a seemingly continuous series of wooden slats. The slats have specific patterns milled from each piece in order to allow them to move in various directions around the core of the fixture. The core houses the diffuser and the bulb, while the wooden slats direct light according to how they are configured.

The result is a customizable light source that can be configured for a variety of tasks and effects by the user.

Cool lamp, folks.