There's not a whole lot to the C12 Collective Reading Lamp in terms of material, but the visual impact it establishes is as if the empty space it defines has been filled. The mere suggestion of form by the thin framework of the table lamp makes the piece a bold statement through minimal composition.
But the lightweight illuminator, with its cage of a lampshade and its exposed lightbulb, asks not to be treated as a stand-alone object a top a bedside table. The item is afforded more mass and density through the slotting of books into its base. Because its presence may be heavier than its structure, this project by Anita Donna Bianco risks being pushed off of its surface with little force applied. The C12 Collective Reading Lamp also provides the perfect place for keeping the magazines and novels that require its emitted light for deciphering.