5+5 Lamp: Rubik’s Snake Inspired Interactive Lamp
Children of the 70s and 80s for sure remember the Rubick’s Cube and its sister toy – the Rubik’s Snake. Oikimus Maria and Ivan Zverev of Oikimus Design are sure one of them, who designd the 5+5 Lamp based on it. Just like the toy, the main idea of the “5+5” lamp is spatial transformation. Its aim is to create a simple object that would be interesting not only for adults but also for children.
The lamp comprises 7 elements interconnected by hinges. A simple joint mechanism allows the parts to be rotated at 360° but they can also be fixed, thus allowing creation of two-or three-dimensional shapes. The lamp’s case is made of plywood and is outfitted with LEDs inside that illuminate through frosted Plexiglas. Due to its flexibility, the lamp can be used as table lamp, a wall lamp or hanging to the ceiling.