The Illuminate Stand from designers Sang Hwa Lee and Jin Ho Kim is a conceptual lamp designed to both make light and tell the time. This lamp has a flat and flexible head designed to be rotated between the time-telling and light-providing functions of the lamp.
When the head of the Illuminate Stand is facing flat, the lamp is in light mode and a ring of soft light shoots out from the lamp. The light is not very wide or bright, making the lamp ideal for reading or for illuminating the contents of a nightstand or end table. When the lamp's head is turned 90 degrees, it is in clock mode and the time is projected onto the wall from the Illuminate Stand's head. The clock has an ultra-minimalist face, with no numbers or even a second hand present.
While telling the time on this lamp could be tough, I still love this lamp and its multifunctional and modern design. Multifunctional lamps are always a win in my book.
The Illuminate Stand Pulls Double Duty as a Desk Lamp and Clock
Michael Hines — August 21, 2011 — Art & Design