Having recently left his corporate job creating flagship stores for Gap China, architect Max Gunawan has been hard at work pursuing his dream of bringing unique and quality design to everyday objects. How is he getting this all started you may ask? Well, through Kickstarter of course! The very site where D discovered his most recent success Lumio, an innovative multi purpose, portable lamp inspired by the idea of an illuminated book.
A little about Lumio – Simple and intuitive, Lumio turns on by opening the “book” and off by closing it. It is powered by an eight hour rechargeable battery and lit by LED modules emitting 500 lumens (just brighter than a 40w bulb). The rugged interior “pages” are made of water resistant Tyvek, which accordion open and close from 360 to 0 degrees, allowing for a wide range of brightness modulation as well as sculptural forms. Lumio’s wood covers are available in three finishes and to top it all off, are fitted with industrial grade magnets which allow this little charmer to adhere to virtually any metal surface.
Fresh off of its wildly successful Kickstarter debut (raising $397,513 in less than 3 weeks) Lumio is currently in the process of its first production run. Be sure to watch the Kickstarter video below to get a feel for this little light’s many possibilities.
Lumio will eventually retail for $125 but if you pledge $95 towards the cause on Kickstarter now, you can get your very own Lumio at a discounted rate. As for the future… you may keep up with Max and Lumio by subscribing to the Lumio website. Congratulations Max! What a great success story!
Photos and video via Lumio and Kickstarter.