Interactive lamp (called x&Y) by Australian designer Flynn Talbot (http://www.flynntalbot.com/projects).
X&Y allows the user to touch and control the power of the light. This not only creates a personal but also a very sensory experience. X&Y is not just an exploration of colour but, more importantly, it encourages people to choose their own desired lighting effect.
The polished brass base contains all the LED’s and technology and is not connected to the the hand-blown opal glass sphere. The sphere simply sits on the base and is supported by a ring of felt. It can then be rolled in any direction to determine the intensity and colour of the light.
Warm and cool white tones, along with the full colour spectrum are achievable. The user can select the brightness and direction of the light and then rotate the sphere to choose the desired colour. The object takes its name from the X&Y axes – the horizontal “X” axis controls the colour and the vertical “Y” axis the brightness.