This small clip lamp by French designer Inga Sempé can also stand unassisted or be fixed to a wall. The Sempé w153 lamp was designed for Swedish lighting brand Wästberg. Inga Sempé's aim was to elevate the prominence of the humble clip lamp, which she remembers finding in hardware stores as a child.
"Just as with folding chairs compared to normal ones, clamp lamps don't have the same status as table lamps," said the designer. "It seems unfair, as clamp lamps are very useful." To raise the "happy and light" typology's profile, Sempé added a flat base to the design so it can stand unsupported or be mounted on the wall, as well as clamping to a table edge.
The aluminium lamp has a shade shaped like a cymbal in a drum kit, which directs the light from an LED bulb downward. This shade is attached to the thin stand with a magnet, so it can be easily assembled after flat-pack transportation and tilted to point the light in different directions.