Convert the flashlight on your iPhone into a classy mini lampshade, using the 3D printed Ibat Jour collection.
Looking for a quirky mini-accessory for your smartphone? This series of mini lamps is the creation of Italian designer Nazzareno Ruspolini, who named the collection Ibat-Jour.
Simply clamp one onto the side of your iPhone and activate the flashlight. The effect is an instant desktop lamp, which provides any room or workspace with a warm ambient glow.
For this series, Ruspolini has fabricated the lamps in polymide using 3D printing service i.materialise. The semi-diffuse material is optimal for transmitting the light from the device’s flashlight.
He said to All3DP: “My aspiration is to create objects that have not yet been invented, I chose the press 3D SLS because I’ve been working with this technology by creating glasses Mas o Menos completely printed in 3D.”
The series Ibat-Jour is born from “observation of how the smartphone has incorporated the functions and replaced many objects of our everyday life, such as clocks, calendars, cameras etc.”
Whether you prefer a smaller or larger lamp — perhaps if you have an iPhone 6 in normal or plus versions, or are still using the smaller models — you’ll be happy to hear that you can choose between four different designs of adorable quirkiness.
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Described as “a small piece of design for a large object of worship”, these lamps do a great job of diffusing the extremely bright light beam from your iPhone.
However, if you’re not entirely convinced, Ruspolini also has other 3D prints which are useful yet cute.
The designer has also used 3D printing in his project Glasses More or Less, which were created as he wanted a product which was both extremely light and flexible, but also rather stylish.
The frames are made of polyamide through a selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing process, and the black frames have little white accents at the end of each arm.
If you are interested in learning more about Ruspolini and his use of 3D printing, then check out his website for more examples of his work. And as ever, tell us what you think in the comments.
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