This Lamp Belongs In A City Skyline

Is this some kind of robotic arm? Or a miniature skyscraper? Actually, no, it's just a humble table lamp -- but its design allows it to assume all kinds of amazing, striking forms.

Made from four independent segments -- the lowest of which spins 360 degrees about the vertical, while the others bend between 0 and 90 degrees to the horizontal -- the lamp can be bent into a wide range of striking architectural poses. Designer Daniel Libeskind explains:

"Like a miniature skyscraper when standing perpendicular, the 'Paragon' consists of four segments so that the lamp can be playfully bent at three joints to create a myriad of interesting geometric shapes; sometimes it can be made to look like a perched bird, at other times it resembles a rocket poised for launch. A lamp head fitted with the latest LED technology tops the vertical extrusion which acts as a paragon for all the other potential forms derived therefrom."

A paragon indeed. The lamp is being formally unveiled by Artemide during this week's Milan Design Week 2013. Pricing is currently unconfirmed. [Design Boom]

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