Work/Mood Light
Product Design
This table lamp was designed for use at a personal workstation. As a designer, I sometimes find myself working late into the night. To lessen the blue hue given off by LEDs which often causes me headaches, the lamp introduces a transparent orange screen to mitigate this. 

Vacuum-formed oak bent laminate, acrylic

Early prototypes were about sizing and positioning as well as determining light spray. Initially, this lamp was proposed as standing in multiple positions, on its side as well as on its “feet.” Later, to maximize stability, focus was shifted to recessing the light and keeping it away from users’ eyes. 


Strips of laminate were cut on the bandsaw then glued in layers and vacuum-formed over a hand-made jig.  




Kipper Thomas Reinsmith designs objects that celebrate unique ways of being in the world. Centering joy as a lead design principle, his work encourages perspective shifts by exploring nontraditional ways of occupying the interior. Before RISD, Kipper worked as a creative director and producer for Square/Block, YouTube, VICE and more. Kipper graduated from New York University with a BFA in film and television production with a focus in documentary. Master of Industrial Design @ RISD ︎ May ‘24