It’s a Book, It’s a Lamp, It’s the Lumio Book Lamp
We like to think we are really creative and crafty at our house, but we lack the skills to implement our ideas. There was the mosaic project that we planned to tackle using vintage broken blue and white plates. The result? A box full of vintage, broken blue and white plates. Using sharp tools to cut sharp pieces of porcelain was just not our thing. And then there were the rolls of wallpaper we bought in an attempt to add color to our plain white kitchen cabinets. Again, cutting was involved, so the wallpaper rolls sit neglected in a back closet. We even failed to install a decorative medallion around our Kichler light fixture. With so many misses under our belts, we were tempted to give up on any attempt at creativity, until the Lumio Book Lamp saved the day.
The Lumio Book Lamp is the mastermind of Indonesian-born architect and industrial designer Max Gunawan, a guy who truly is creative, so creative that he has made it possible for non-gifted types like us to express ourselves using his ingenious invention. At first glance, the Lumio book appears to be a sleekly designed book with a hardwood cover, but open it up, and the pages become illuminated. This slim little package is actually a portable, versatile light source!
The uses of the Lumio Book Lamp are endless. Since it’s sleek and portable, you can take the lamp with you throughout the day to add light and style wherever you need it: It can be a table lamp, a wall lamp, a ceiling pendant, a task or accent light, an emergency light or an outdoor light. Dimming the light is as easy as partially closing the cover; open it up completely for full light. Other features of the Lumio Book Lamp: an 8-hour rechargeable lithium battery, an external adapter for charging, long lasting LED modules, an FSC-certified hardwood body in three different finishes (blonde maple, warm cherry, dark walnut), Tyvek “pages” and industrial strength magnets for portability and flexibility.
Apparently, the appeal of this stylish new lighting innovation is widespread. The Lumio Book Lamp has just completed an immensely successful Kickstarter campaign, and the first batch of book lamps are expected to ship in July to the first group of backers. That means you could have yours in time for Christmas, and at about $95, it might just be the perfect gift for the design-minded, the tech-savvy, and the otherwise impossible to shop for people on your list.