- Nao Tamura
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Japanese lighting design brand Ambientec creates sophisticated portable lamps where essential, poetic forms meet advanced and ultra-reliable technology for a new conception of the accent lamp as a work of functional art, and something to build a personal and sentimental relationship with. Something to carry with you from room to room in any situation. TURN+ is a contemporary and minimal lamp designed by Nao Tamura.
The lamp is a synthesis of high-tech lighting, carefully detailed artisanal craftsmanship, and fine materials. Nao Tamura was inspired by natural light and the gentle, familiar lines of classic lanterns in designing TURN+. She explains:
Light is a powerful symbol of vitality and hope, and TURN+ is intended to be a light that you keep close by, to keep you company through all the moods and moments of your life. A lamp that you light by gently touching it is one that can create a strong sensory and emotional bond.
Featuring an integrated touch sensor and two types of LED segments, a simple gesture is all it takes to adjust the light to one of four different gradations. It ranges from an intimate, candle-like glow to create a meditative atmosphere, to a more intense light ideal for gatherings and celebrations, to a restful light perfect for reading.
The exterior is made in aluminium, brass, or stainless steel, all extremely durable metals. The design offers a choice of solid glass for its diffuser. This material brings greater depth to the light by guaranteeing natural refraction, difficult to achieve with LED technology alone.
Rechargeable and portable, TURN+ provides up to 500 hours of light. It is also waterproof, meaning it can be used outdoors, on balconies, and in gardens.