LED swing is straight from a fairy tale

Designers conceived of polyethylene LED swing as part of a collection of adult products inspired by nostalgic childhood motifs.

Swing Lamp in the dark

Here at Crave, it makes us very happy when designers write in to tell us about their creative goings-on.

The latest bit of inventor inspiration to hit the Crave in-box: the Swing Lamp by Boaz Cohen and Sayaka Yamamoto, who together make up the Netherlands-based industrial design duo BCXSY. Their 2-foot-wide LED-lit swing has an ethereal, whimsical feel as it whooshes through the dark like something out of Cirque du Soleil. It's powered by a rechargeable lithium battery.

Cohen and Yamamoto conceived of the illuminated polyethylene swing as part of a collection of products inspired by nostalgic childhood motifs.

"We came up with the idea during a brainstorm--while trying to find solutions for combining toys and furniture/home accessories," they said.

The dreamy piece is still a prototype, but the designers say they've received hundreds of requests for the product and are looking for the right producer/distributor.

Other items from their "Play!" collection include a See-Saw Bookshelf and Noisy Furniture LE, a modular furniture system whose elements attach to one another via a dual-lock re-closable fastener that makes for all sorts of Lego-like possibilities.

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Leslie Katz, Crave's senior editor, heads up a team that covers the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech, science, and culture around. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.


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