Castaway Lamp

The Castaway Lamp evokes a sense of playful interaction and discovery, bringing the activity of sailing into the contemporary Wellington home. Evoking the idea of wind, sails and the sea, three key elements of Wellington, the user turns on the light by pulling on the sails' string and mooring it to the base.


Made from laser-cut pine and rhino plastic, the light is activated when the string pulls on a hidden micro switch, illuminating the semi-transparent sails. While it is a simple technique, the fluid materiality of the sails and the surprising nature of the interaction results in an absorbing and rewarding experience.