Creative partners Oliver and Greta Chambers are the respective industrial and digital designers behind Herston, a studio which has brought their first product to Kickstarter: the Herston Self-Balancing Desk Lamp.
It looks like a simple wooden lamp at first glance, except for two clever bits of engineering. The counter-weights let you can effortlessly adjust the lamp to any position and it will stay there through the power of simple physics. They used conductive materials at the joints and elsewhere to carry current from the base of the lamp to its head, thus eliminating any need for visible cables!
As of time of posting, the project only has one day left. They’ve already reached their funding goal, so if you back the project at $350+ you’ll get your own Herston Desk Lamp soon!