A university project to design an adjustable desk lamp without using tention or compression to aid the adjustment.


Exploring different adjustment methods and mechanical constructions, taking inspiration from bridges, cranes and other mechanisms.


Using steps to rest on for height with a guiding rod to create a stable stance, the lamp has a wide range of motion and is easy to use and adjust.

Final design

The lamp has a wide range of motion, staying in each position by using the weight of the lamp itself as a counterweight.


A simple design inspired by high-end electronics and office equipment, the lamp is controlled by a touch sensor in the top hereby avoiding the use of tention/compression even in the electronics.

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