Vancouver, Canada-based designers D Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown have designed a flat-pack floor lamp called the Water Based lamp. The lightweight lamp was designed as a response to the problem of shipping lamps with heavyweight floor bases. The floor lamp comes with an empty rubber fabric bag that can be filled with water. After filling the water, the bag acts as a stable base.
From the designers, “Seeking solutions in the outdoor industry, for its focus on lightweight and collapsible materials, Knauf and Brown worked with local manufacturers to create a lamp that ships in a package a fraction of its assembled size and weight. The Lamp’s base is RF welded Duratec fabric used in the construction of inflatable kayaks and is filled with water for use. An LED luminaire, hidden under a flexible nylon mesh shade, is supported by tent-pole style aluminum tubing.”