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Philippe Starck's Net lamp for Flos doubles as a docking station for iPad and iPhone

April 19, 2011 |  9:32 am



Flos' new Net, a table lamp that doubles as an iPad or iPhone dock, was the most interesting design at Euroluce, the lighting exhibition held every other year at the Milan furniture fair. The design, by Philippe Starck with Eugene Quitllet, has a docking connection atop the LED fixture. A small vertical stand behind the devices keeps them propped up.

Net offers the sheer functional beauty of recharging devices without cluttering the desk. But it's easy to imagine customers using their phones or tables as digital picture frames. An iPad user might even get a wireless keyboard and have an instant work space: task lighting, keyboard and screen.


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Photo: Flos' Net table lamp could be set up as an instant iPad work space. Credit: Franco Forci / For The Times