The smaller table model of the Bon Jour series, Bon Jour Unplugged hosts on its base a micro-USB connector to recharge its battery in thirty minutes, for a lighting life of six hours. Light and easy to handle, Bon Jour Unplugged is ideal for a cordless portable use in any environment and for unlimited occasions.
Bon Jour is family of lamps that originates a new archetype: a body that is ethereal, pure and almost immaterial. Its naked, transparent base can be customized according to personal tastes and styles by ‘dressing’ it with a chrome, copper or matt white metallic plastic hat that incorporates the LED light source, and a shade available in multiple finishings and materials: amber coloured injection moulded plastic, which simulates the spirit of the ground glass of times past, or transparent yellow, in a more contemporary high tech style, or classic pleated fabric, or natural raffia.
> “BON JOUR is a consistent collection of light, exploring the timeless elegance of high-technology dematerialization combined with the freedom of expressing your own creativity.—Philippe Starck
Painted or electroplated base and top cover in ABS. Injection moulded PMMA clear transparent diffuser and lamp shade. Edge Lighting technology light source. 6 hours battery life, rechargeable with Micro-USB. Slide switch under the base that provide 3-step dimming. USB wire length 100 cm. Plug-in power adapter with interchangeable plugs.
The thousands of projects - complete or forthcoming - his global fame and tireless protean inventiveness should never distract from Philippe Starck’s fundamental vision: Creation, whatever form it takes, must improve the lives of as many people as possible.
Starck vehemently believes this poetic and political duty, rebellious and benevolent, pragmatic and subversive, should be shared by everyone and he sums it up with the humour that has set him apart from the very beginning: "No one has to be a genius, but everyone has to participate."
His precocious awareness of ecological implications, his enthusiasm for imagining new lifestyles, his determination to change the world, his love of ideas, his concern with defending the intelligence of usefulness – and the usefulness of intelligence – has taken him from iconic creation to iconic creation...
From the everyday products, furniture and lemon squeezers, to revolutionary mega yachts, hotels that stimulate the senses, phantasmagorical venues and individual wind turbines, he never stops pushing the limits and criteria of contemporary design. His dreams are solutions, solutions so vital that he was the first French man to be invited to the TED conferences (Technology, Entertainment & Design) alongside renowned participants including Bill Clinton and Richard Branson.
Inventor, creator, architect, designer, artistic director, Philippe Starck is certainly all of the above, but more than anything else he is an honest man directly descended from the Renaissance artists.