The Incredible Telescoping and Counterweighted <a href="">Tara Lamp</a>

The Tara lamp is “an intricate balancing act with an exciting trick up its sleeve,” writes Hamburg-based furniture designer Matteo Bauer-Bornemann, who collaborated on the lamp with lighting designer Simon Schmitz. “We designed a telescopic mechanism that keeps its balance at any given moment. The head extends and the counterweight travels in the opposite direction, keeping the point of mass dead center.”

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“Since the counterweight travels on its own rail, the lamp only extends in one direction – making it space efficient in tight desk situations.”

Here’s how it works:

A brilliant, lovely piece of design and engineering!

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