Lighting on the go offers refreshing new possibilities for contemporary restaurant interiors. These chargeable table lights market it easier to design atmospheric interiors while giving the management the chance to transform the mood in their space when changing from daytime to dinner service.
Danish brand AYTM taps into the portable lighting trend with the Luceo Table Lamp, which can be charged via a Micro-USB port. Luceo, Latin for 'to shine', is a sculptural lamp, combining metal and glass. The latter sits in the shape of a disc on the base, gently reflecting the light emitted downwards from the light shade.
The Dipping lighting series by Marset was born as an experiment: designer Jordi Canudas dipped a lit light bulb into paint several times. A few prototypes later, the final design features a neat glass sphere with concentric stripes in various shades of one colour. The portable lamp is powered by a battery that's recharged via USB-cable. It can also be dimmed.
Louis Poulsen offers its iconic Panthella light, originally designed by Verner Panton in 1971, also as a portable version. It's is available in opal, and the transparency of the shade and the reflection of the downward light on the inner side of the shade provides a gentle light and subtle ambience.
Danish brand New Works has launched a cordless version of the popular Kizu table light earlier in 2022. Slightly smaller than the original, the sculptural design still stands out with its stone base that comes either in white, black or grey marble. Charging takes 7.5 hours and the dimmable LED light can shine up to 11 hours.
The Cestita Batería is based on the Cesta light, originally designed by Miguel Milá in 1962. Spanish lighting brand Santa & Cole produces the portable edition, whose slender cherry frame carries a sphere made from glass or polyethylene. It is produced and assembled manually by European craftsmen, using traditional, steam bending techniques for the wood, and glassblowing techniques for its opal shade.