olivelab's EQUILIBRIO lamp plays on gravity and magnetic attraction

turin-based olivelab studio presents the EQUILIBRIO lamp, designed based on two forces: gravity and magnetic attraction. in other words, it draws influence from ‘the constant equilibrium among the fundamental forces that gives life to our universe’. 

winner of the second place at the LAMP international light competition 2016, the EQUILIBRIO lamp by olivelab consists of two symmetric tubes with magnetic rings at each of their ends. the first tube is made of anodized aluminium with LEDs, while the second is a sanded plexiglass light diffuser. most importantly, when the two ends are close, the magnetic force is strong enough to challenge gravity – letting the lamp magically floats in the air, in a constant state of equilibrium.