May 23, 2013
When designing a sleek new floor lamp, Swiss-based Bernhard | Burkard borrowed a couple cues from the anatomical structure of the giraffe—more specifically its distinctive neck. To give the lamp the flexibility to adapt to any of your lightning needs, its main “neck” works much like that of the giraffe. A hand crank allows you to adjust the height and curve of the lamp through a system of metallic “scissors,” while wooden legs hold the lamp up for support. The tall, skinny legs along with a long neck and angle bulb give this lamp an uncanny resemblance to the world’s tallest terrestrial animal, and makes for quite a dynamic living room fixture to boot! See the giraffe lamp in action below.