Acrobat is an oblong shaped table lamp with a playful, friendly and futuristic feel inspired by acrobats and the amazing things they can do physically without losing their balance.
The lamp consists of two parts: a cone-shaped base and an oblong LED light source that are held together only by magnets. This allows Acrobat to adopt almost magical positions that surprise the viewer and challenge the traditional idea of an adjustable lamp.
Acrobat has a minimalistic expression and its intelligent design means that it can be used both as a direct and indirect source of lighting. Acrobat is suitable as a desk lamp or to create atmospheric lighting, depending on how the lamp is placed on its base. The transparent diffuser has a matt finish enabling Acrobat to spread a soft, diffused light and making it ideal for creating a calm and cozy atmosphere in the room.
CAUTION! The lamp and its base both contain strong magnets, which may interfere with electronic equipment. People with pacemaker, defibrillator, or other implanted medical devices should keep a safe distance to the lamp and its base. Consult your place of treatment if you have any doubts about whether your equipment could be affected. Avoid placing credit cards or sensitive electronic equipment such as computers, mobile phones, or other devices which could be affected by magnets near the lamp or its base.
After graduating with a degree in Math and Physics from Jussieu University, Paris, Marc Venot went on to study Industrial Design at the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle. He graduated in 2004 and worked for six years at a design agency before opening his own design studio in 2011.
Marc Venot is fascinated by how objects are made and how they work. When starting a new project he always takes his starting point in an object’s use and gestures, using his background in Math and Physics as active elements throughout his work.
He explaines: "Design is a good way to bring some happiness to people. It is the art of creating links between objects and people. To me a good design is an object which reveals itself with its use. It can be something magical or unexpected which creates a reaction and a feeling in people. I love simplicity and the elegance of discretion and I try to make the mechanics of a design as invisible and integrated as possible so that the use is as surprising as possible".