Floating Lamp was a commission from Booo lighting to develop a hovering lamp that can move freely within spaces. This project was exhibited at the Milan Salon del Mobile, 2015. The project came trough several prototyping phases, each of them with their technical limitation and potential. Conceptually, the idea to have a lamp that floats was an innovative approach to modern lighting systems, creating something ephemeral and organic that follows the natural air flows of an indoor space.
For the design, we settled on the concept to have a hovering helium filled ballon. The lamp was placed on the ground, a 2-axis robot mounted with a strong LED spot light as well as a camera in order to track the balloon's position. The closed-loop feedback ground system allowed the ballon to float freely, while being constantly illuminated by the LED spotlight. A few different computer vision system were analysed in order to generate an optimal tracking of the hovering balloon.