„Cable Grip“ resulted from considerations about inovative Joints and Fittings in the field of Furniture. The Concept transfers the mechanism of a chinese fingertrap (a commonly known noveltie) to the principles of aheightadjustable lamp. The Lightsource is hold in place by a woven tube that changes its diameter through traction.The project provides an unkonventional solution for light height adjustment. Aming to show users alternatives to usual sytems and to further ease interaction with everyday objects.
The „fingertrap“ describes a cross-woven tube that changes it‘s diameter through traction. Applied to a pendant lamp the mechanism traps the lightsource in desired height along the cable because of it‘s own weight. To release the trap one has to slide down the upper part of the trap or pull the lightsource upwards to release the tube.
Photos by Werkstätte digitale Fotografie / die Angewandte