Only a visionary mind like Philippe Starck’s could imagine a floor lamp like ‘Biblioteque Nationale’. The French designer, like a contemporary wizard with the power to animate objects, imagines a fairy tale bookcase where the books pirouette and take fl
ight towards the light. This lamp, without sacrificing formal rigour and simplicity, which are constant features in Starck’s work, perfectly expresses the tastes and needs of everyday lives comprising multi-function, dynamic objects. The designer has cr
eated small shelves on the main stem for books and other articles. He has also extended its functions with a USB connector to recharge popular smartphones. Having it near us facilitates our daily habits of reading, making telephone calls or relaxing. A
surreal addition to settings, ‘Bibliotheque Nationale’ seems to fulfil our simplest but most fundamental desires, with that magic that is often a feature of Starck’s creations. Floor lamp providing diffused light. The shelves are polished stainless ste
el. A USB connector on the base can be used to recharge.