LZF launched a competition in 2012 to create a cordless and rechargeable lamp while making use of the design studio’s signature wood veneers. The Piknik lamp won the competition and has since become a multi-award winning product.
Eager to engage with Spanish designers and explore new creative visions, LZF established the competition in collaboration with Surtido, a platform for young designers. Belén Moratalla, Cristina Planells and Inelén Ortín (then of former design studio Macalula) designed the winning lamp; a useful, aesthetic and modest light that meets contemporary lighting needs.
“The main objective of any design should be to resolve a problem or a necessity with attention to beauty, sympathy and charm. The capacity to surprise, harmonise and create good balance between functionality and aesthetics is crucial,” the designers explained.
Piknik is a portable and versatile lamp that can be used both indoors and outdoors and is ideal for residential and hospitality projects. It brings atmosphere, intimacy and convenience to al-fresco settings.
The lamp has a cylindrical wood veneer shade that conceals the LED light source; a rechargeable battery powering the lamp for up to eight hours; touch sensor dimming; and a USB connector for charging smartphones. The handle at the top can be used to carry or hang the lamp, also allowing movement or wind to rock it gently creating a flickering candle-like effect.
Piknik received German Design Council’s Special Mention for Excellent Product Design 2016 and an iF Design Award in 2016.