client: Luxo

project name: Vola 

designer credits: isao hosoe design with peter solomon

awards:  Good Design Award 2000

Luxo Vola

Vola is a poetic statement. A lamp that when turned off is found with the wings down, once turned on the wings begin to slowly rise until fully open. The movement is accomplished thanks to memory metal springs which expand with heat of the light bulb pushing on a lever which opens the wings, and closes when heat is removed. Vola was designed while working as Senior Designer and Project Leader at Isao Hosoe Design.

Vola won the Good Design Award 2000, and was published in various magazines and books.