Bijou by PaulinePlusLuis
Bijou is a portable table lamp. It is inspired by the very first battery-operated lamps. First intended for technical uses in the areas of mining industry, navy, or railways eventually, they have evolved to become a daily object. Its name comes from one of the first portable lamps that was designed for domestic use, from which its aesthetics is inspired. The Bijou lamp comes from the story and the industrial aesthetics of these first battery-operated lamps that have become iconic, combined with contemporary lighting techniques. This confrontation makes the object timeless and familiar. Its simple aesthetics reflects its use. The handle, that allows assembling all the components, highlights the nomadic aspect of the lamp. The horizontal open tube symbolizes the bi-directional light, while the vertical tube represents the basis. The Bijou lamp is made of anodized aluminum. Its basis contains the electrical system, composed of a USB rechargeable battery and a dimmer, as well as the LED light source. The light is reflected in the upper part and diffused in both directions thanks to the two translucent PMMA discs.