Looking for decorative lighting that you can customize in a whim? That’s exactly what you get with the Booklamp, a pendant lamp that can be decorated with a dilapidated paperback, a dusty hardcover, or a graphic novel.
Designed by Tessa Kuyvenhoven and Cim Froeling, it’s a hanging lamp that uses a book as a lampshade to add a decorative touch. That way, you can show off your favorite book covers in a prominent space of the house, switching them up whenever you feel like changing the décor.
The Booklamp is a cylinder-shaped rod that hangs suspended from the ceiling, with a long strip of LED lighting built along its body. An integrated metal wire structure allows users to hang a book along the cylinder, with the set up keeping it in a half-opened state, making it look like the book is floating up in the air. It uses a 2.9-watt warm white LED that delivers 120 lumens of brightness, which is rated to work for up to 80,000 hours. It can hold books up to 30.5 cm in length and 3 kg in weight.
Mounting is done via a cap (measures 11 x 11 x 3.5 cm) that screws onto the ceiling, which holds the 2-meter adjustable wire (clips inside the ceiling cap allow you to shorten it) that keeps the lamp in place. Construction is beech wood for the cap and rod, with copper for the metal framework. Each piece is handmade by Dutch craftsmen.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Booklamp. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at €150.