monkey temple - LEVITATING LAMP
This lamp is a fun and interactive way to decorate a room.
By incorporating levitation, it defies expectations and is mesmerizing to watch, setting a festive mood with beautiful light patterns on the walls.
It's fondly called the Monkey Temple because of the cheeky animals that can be found all over this pagoda-inspired structure.
It can stay motionless while suspended, or an onlooker can gently tap or blow on it to make it spin. Since it's on a levitating magnet, the lack of resistance lets the lamp rotate for hours, or sometimes days.
VIDEOS: THE LAMP IN ROTATION
The lamp uses an electromagnet and levitating disc.
The electromagnet is housed within a wooden base, while the wooden lamp sits on top of the levitating disc.
I designed the lamp in Illustrator and used a laser-cutter to produce the interlocking pieces.