Peek Table Lamp
Peek Table Lamp
Designer Jonas Wagell
The Swedish designer Jonas Wagell initially designed the Peek lamp as a floor lamp to accompany a sofa he did a few years ago. The design is simplistic, humble and somewhat quirky.
He explains, “I find that floor lamps are often big and quite dominant in interiors. I needed a lamp which was small and humble and simply “popped up” where you needed some light. The Peek lamp has a heavy base with a long slender stem and a shade, which gracefully peeks over the back of a sofa or armchair.”
The shape and silhouette of the Peek table lamp is the same as a floor lamp, only the proportions have shrunk. Use the lamp as a reading light, as your new best friend on your desk or as the last thing you see before you close your eyes at night. The base has a concave top creating a bowl for essential stationery, earplugs, jewelry or other small items and the tip of the stem functions as a dimmer.
Jonas Wagell on the design: “Although the form derives from a functional requirement I believe it’s important that the lamp has personality and an expression. I strive to create simplistic objects and products that are intuitive and easy to understand. In essence, the Peek lamps only consist of three parts; base, stem and shade. The form is reduced to the necessities and the expression becomes iconic.”
Dimmable, controlled by touch dimmer on top of lamp stem
Internally wired 6W LED panel (no bulb), rated for 35,000 hours
Cord length: 250 cm, same color as lamp, soft PVC
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Jonas Wagell is a Swedish architect and designer born in 1973. Wagell is widely revered for his modern product and furniture design comprising soft, minimalist shapes with a welcoming expression. An alumnus of the prestigious schools Konstfack University College of Arts and Crafts and Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, as well as Parsons School of Design in New York City. He is trained in graphics and print, project management, communication, furniture design and architecture. Studio JWDA was founded in 2008 and is located in the Old Town of Stockholm, whilst recent clients and collaborative relations that stretch from Scandinavia to China, Italy and North America. Today the work is primarily focused on product and furniture design, but occasionally the studio also consults with art and design direction. The studio’s architecture work is perhaps most known for the prefab house concept Mini House, early recognized by Wallpaper* Magazine which named Wagell one of the “world’s 50 hottest young architects” in 2008.