Bright Reading

Edited by: Roberta De Monte

Design by: Max Gunawan


Proofreading: Bianca Baroni


Appearance always deceives. Also in this case. Lumio, abandoned on a table, may seem like a simple book, forgotten by a careless reader. Actually, it is one of the most beautiful and intelligent lighting systems ever seen.


Lumio is, above all, the first product developed by a firm that aims to give people the choice to use a lighting system wherever they may be. This is why Max Gunawan created this lamp, a shell made ​​of wood, which lights up as soon as it is opened: the LED light system becomes brighter and more powerful depending on how we open the book.


The lithium ion battery is rechargeable through a USB port hidden in the structure of the object and its charge can last up to 8 hours. There are two meanings that lurk behind this small item: the light and the knowledge. That’s why the lamp looks like a book, which may be held in an arc or a full circle.


The wood cabinet is laser cut and the customer can choose between three different types of wood: walnut, cherry and maple. Neodymium magnets have been incorporated into the cover, so that the lamp can adhere to metal surfaces, to a wall or can stand-alone.



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About the Author

She graduated in 2012 at the University IUAV of Venice, Master in Building Technology, with a thesis on new media façades. Trainee at the studio TAMassociati (Venice) and Laboratorio2729 (Venice), she participated in two study-tours to New York, Holland and Germany.

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