One of the best ways to transform an ordinary-looking room into something more atmospheric is by using well-positioned lamps for ambient lighting. Using a portable lamp, such as the Petit Friture Quasar Portable Lamp by Samy Rio, allows you to modify your light source with endless combinations. Samy Rio brings his idiosyncratic design style to deliver a portable lamp that is both quirky and practical, delivering a powerful modular light output from its slick aluminum casing that has a battery lasting up to 12 hours between charges.
It’s certainly a more pared-down design when compared to the luxurious – and expensive – portable lamp by Louis Vuitton in collaboration with Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby. But it nevertheless bears the same classy lines and ease of use for a fraction of the price. It’s available in a range of colors, from traditional black and aluminum to more daring colors such as olive green, sienna, and emerald green. The inclusion of polyester and plastic in the lamp’s construction doesn’t diminish its style, while the option to purchase a rope opens up additional possibilities for where the lamp can be positioned.
There are more affordable portable lamps available, such as the IKEA VAPPEBY speaker lamp that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker for music fans. But the Petit Friture Quasar Portable Lamp captures Samy Rio’s winning combination of sustainable design that doesn’t compromise on an eye-catching aesthetic.
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