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M Lamp by David Irwin is a Contemporary Take on an Antique Illuminator

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: juniper-design and blog.leibal
It's marvelous how inspiration from old objects can be taken and twisted to produce such fresh and contemporary products. You would hardly guess that the M Lamp by David Irwin was based on the appearance of a 19th century miner's lamp.

To modernize it's aesthetic, the designer reduced the components of the LED table lamp to more basic geometries with the stand taking the form of a cylinder and the head tracing a perfect circle. The latter is mounted onto the top of the former and the cordless unit is enhanced with a thin arching handle.

The collaborative Juniper concept was to create a portable source of light, like the original. The M Lamp by David Irwin can be carried about the house and provide eight hours of illumination after one charge.