Philadelphia’s MIO — designer of the Loop textile line and 3D Wallpaper Tiles for Target (expect another Target collaboration this April) — shines its eco-innovation light bright with the LED Trask Lamp.

The flat-packed, powder-coated steel Trask Lamp (a perfect companion for the Wannabe table that I featured on Tuesday) is an interactive, multipurpose LED light source that can be sculpted into whatever you want it to be: A task light for the home office, a table light for the living room, track lighting, you name it.

 Here’s MIO’s design philosophy on their latest and greatest:

Trask Lamp takes the efficiency of LED lighting and blends it with flexibility. Manufactured to ship flat, maximize material yield and eliminate cutting waste, the Trask Lamp is a truly eco-centric design. Inviting the user to participate as co-designer, the Trask Lamp redefines the relationship between a product and its user. This lamp functions as a catalyst in establishing a dialogue about the virtues and opportunities in locally made and sustainable products.
Neat-o. The USA made Trask Lamp is available in silver, white, and chartreuse. While you’re at it, check out MIO’s full line of lighting solutions and read up on the firm’s great green ethos. And in case you missed it, here’s my post on another great LED lighting option, TwistTogether Lamps.
Trask Lamp from MIO ($225); pre-order direct through MIO; ships March 10.
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Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

MIO bueno! redux
MIO — Philly-based designer of all things "Beautiful, Sustainable, Affordable" — is back with the sculptural Trask Lamp.