Aside from illuminating the room, innovative lighting designs can provide visual impact, in more ways than one. Whether it’s a lamp with a built-in speaker or even a lighting piece that also functions as a display shelf, these versatile finds can help serve various needs while serving as elegant accent pieces. Below, we’ve gathered a selection of multipurpose lamps that will help brighten your home in various ways.
1. Lumio Teno Lava lamp, from Hello Lumio
Designed to intrigue, the light source of this portable lamp is hidden in a bowl-shaped form that emits both a gentle glow and soothing sounds. Created by Jakarta-born architect Max Gunawan, the sculpture-like invention is crafted from cast resin and textured natural sand on the outside shell to deliver a tactile experience when holding it.
When you slide the bowl open, the battery-operated lamp switches on and provides a soft and warm glow from the high-output LED bulb within. To activate the speaker, simply tap the lamp; it has been designed to intuitively recognise finger gestures through built-in touch sensors. Equipped with a bluetooth chip, an amplifier, and a noise-cancelling microphone, the lamp delivers high-quality and crystal-clear audio.