Japanese designer Yu Ito has developed a floor lamp for Italian furnishings brand Formabilio with lipped tray-like shelves that move up and down its neck and stack inside the base.

Impila floor lamp by Yu Ito

The type of the painted yellow ash base of the Impila light is echoed as a grey and a white disc, which can either stack within the base or be moved up the strong-ash neck of the lamp to perform as shelves.

Impila floor lamp by Yu Ito

The conical lampshade has a cotton exterior and a mirrored polyvinyl chloride (PVC) interior to reflect light down onto the shelves beneath.


“I am extremely interested in suggestions about how various objects must be used,” Ito informed Dezeen. “In a lot of instances, a side table gets a place for issues like a vase, magazines, or lamps to stay, even though individuals things do not remain on trays – trays and the objects placed on them are generally place away after every use.”

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“I believe that the Impila floor lamp maintains the temporal nature of standard trays whilst also becoming functional and sensible as a side table,” Ito additional.


The lamp is manufactured from lathe-turned sound ash and is hand-finished with organic oil.

Impila is a surprising floor lamp,” mentioned the designer. “It operates following to the sofa when you are viewing Tv when you require someplace to put your popcorn, in the sitting area when you have guests and require a lot more space, in the bedroom as an innovative bedside table with integrated lamp.”

Impila-floor-lamp-Yu-Ito_dezeen_468_5 Concept sketch

Yu Ito was born in Tokyo, studied at Rhode Island Industrial College of Design and now operates as a furnishings and product designer in America, Spain, and Japan.



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