The Etirement Light Dims With the Pull of a Cord

By: Rachel Bowman - Published: Jul 11, 2009   Updated: Jun 14 2011 • References: studiomatierea and dezeen
Remi Bouhaniche has created a skeletal lighting design that dims with the pull of a cord. The Etirement lamp is interesting because the intensity of the light is changed when the user pulls a cord that tightens (or loosens) the fabric skin that covers the lamp. Who needs a dimmer switch when you have the Etirement lamp?

Implications - Remi Bouhaniche explains that the lamp was shaped "on the lines of a human body composed by a skin fabric tensed over a skeleton a metal structure." The lamp sounds like something out of a horror movie, but it actually looks quite modern. It is very simple, so homeowners don't have to worry about it matching their decor.