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Binic Table Lamp



Material(s): Polycarbonate, Aluminium

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Design by Ionna Vautrin, 2010.
By Foscarini.

Binic is inspired by the world of the sea and the shape recalls windsocks — aeration systems on boats. These shapes evoke other figures: a loudspeaker, a cartoon character, an animal or a totem.

Table lamp with aluminum base and polycarbonate projector. The base conceals ballast that acts as a counterweight to the large volume of the upper part of the lamp, giving it stability and high quality makes Binic both a lamp and a design object. Binic arrives in its own special decorative packaging and is available in six different colors.

Binic is a real lamp that exploits the power of compact fluorescence to the full. The ray of light is functional to the activity of the individual: a personal light that focuses on a defined area with a strong, warm, intensity. The special packaging underlines the idea of an 'easy take-away' in terms of design, color, and light. With Binic, personal light goes beyond a soft glow.

Material(s): Polycarbonate, Aluminium

Dimensions: 5.4" W X 8" H


Bulbs: 1 X 12W Candelabra base (E12) Compact Fluorescent bulb (not included)

Manufacturer Specifications: Click to download specifications.

Ionna Vautrin

Born in France in 1979, Ionna Vautrin graduated from L'├ęcole de design Nantes Atlantique in 2002. She has worked successfully in the Studios of George J. Sowden in Italy and of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec in France.

She has concurrently developed her own works for various design companies, including Industreal in Milan and Tools Galerie in Paris. Vautrin has designed for Foscarini since 2010.

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The Foscarini collection brings together objects that express strong ideas with special character of their own. Ideas are transformed into a tangible reality thanks to the contribution of leading personalities from the world of design. Foscarini lights up their creativity and guides their proposals.

The cornerstone of Foscarini is research into forms and materials. Established in 1981 in Venice. Foscarini started out by exploring the opportunities offered by Murano glass. Over the years, the range of materials used has expanded to include glass, polyethylene, wood and aluminum, as well as patented materials such as an exclusive textured glass and Kevlar ® or carbon fiber composite.

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Customer Reviews 4 out of 5
5 out of 5
Totally cool lamp

I saw this lamp during business trip in Sweden and I immediately started to search where to buy it. Thanks I got ylighting. Some of my friends are looking to get one as well.

By:Petr S. , Renter (Redwood City, CA, USA)

5 out of 5
Functional and smart

I have enjoyed this light for about a month now and decided to write my first review. Everyone who sees this lamp wants one or more. Charming and contemporary at the same time. Works in any space. Great item and good value.

By:omit z. , Homeowner (Oregon,USA)

3 out of 5
Very stylish little lamp

I really wanted to love this lamp after I read about the designer's inspiration for creating it, but alas, I found it impractical. That said, I think it would work great in a kids room as a sort of night light, and I adore the color palette. I found it difficult to remove the face of the lamp to insert the bulb (which is not included).
If you're looking for a playful lamp for a spot where you don't require a lot of light, go for it.

By:jmk , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)

4 out of 5

We love this lamp. It is beautifully designed (primary reason for buying it) and very subtle. Loved the inspiration for it.
It's been perfect for the baby's room. The light that come's out of it is actually quite strong for its size. Love that it swivels so that you can turn it to "dim" the light a bit but repositioning it. The color range is also great (we have the white and orange).

However, i can't give it a perfect 5star because it does fall quite easily. It can be knocked over easily due to the small base and heavier "head" ...even by simply touching the cable. Not a huge deal but once the kid starts to walk we'll have to move it for sure.

But all in all we love it!

By:FE , Renter (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

4 out of 5
Colorful hip design lamp

Beautiful packaging and great color (as sold). The only problem is that the light bulb needed is on a European standards and is hard to find. Should be sold with light bulb to facilitate the installation.

By:Melanie J. , Renter (Montreal)

2 out of 5
Beautiful design, but it falls all the time. Not functional at all :(

This lamp is really pretty and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it in a shop, the colors are really nice and the design sweet.

BUT beware:

1) it will fall all the time face down, as soon as you touch the cable. It's so unstable that it fell at least 15 times in one year, although I'm very careful with it. I had to change the bulb each time. The base is tight and the top faces forward, which makes it unstable by nature.

2) Removing the lid to change the bulb became so challenging with the time that I need a suction cup now.

3) Don't buy if you need it to read as it faces down and it will only lighten the surface on which the lamp is placed.

In other words it's just a beautiful design object, not a functional product at all.

By:tourbillon , Homeowner (italy)

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