Lamp inspired by the solar system

Today’s piece is pure cosmos! This unique lamp was inspired by the solar system and in particular by the earth, moon and sun, which for each of us are the main parts of the galaxy.

Celebrating the choreography between earth, moon and sun, designer Bobby Genalo’s Orrery lamp functions as a minimal and dimmable solar system. The warm light is an adjustable and abstract representation of our world and its moon as we orbit our star. There is an accompanying website that allows users to adjust the floor or table lamp to the real-time positions of these three objects in space. The result is a playful yet very elegant design that encourages fascination with our universe and other galaxies.

The Orrery lamp takes its name from the mechanical models of our solar system, ‘orreries’, popular in the 18th and 19th centuries when astronomers illustrated the positions of planets. The lighting design revolves two walnut spheres around a custom hand-blown glass diffuser that rests on a machined brass structure. There are two different versions – a floor and a table version as well as different surfaces. So choose yours!