UNI

MATE

mimicking the movements of the first robotic arm.

The Unimate playfully referred to the science fiction of ages ago. The standing lamp can be adjusted to three positions; mimicking the movements that the first robotic arm that was used in production lines in the fifties could make. The arm of the Unimate was manufactured from the wood of a century old oak tree, the lampshade was casted from aluminium using an old but proven process. The combination of these two verydifferent materials gives the lamp it’s unique and personal touch. The shapes we have used are simple, but executed in a thought through way. Unimate may have an industrial shape, but it has been realized with pure craftsmanship. Which makes the Unimate a strange combination of our love for the industrial era and our uncanny way of crafting by hand. The lamp works perfectly as a bold statement, but can also be blend into the interior in a subtle way.

The technique used for the Unimate is still used a lot in industrial processes and in the transport industries. It even gets used as a mount for large 3D printers to print in plastic and steel. It proves to be a technique that will still be used in the years to come and therefore the design of the Unimate is still as relevant as ever.