The Wally Lamp
Suggested by 19th-century miners’ lamps, designer David Irwin’s The Wally updates the notion as a high-tech LED wall sconce. First intended as a chic replacement for the typical “Do not disturb” hotel door hanger, it can function as a playful sign (with the addition of custom decals) or an interactive indicator light for hospitality and commercial spaces. Fun fact: The name is a play on the 2008 Pixar animated film “Wall-E”—as maker Juniper felt the lamp shared quite a resemblance to the little robot.
- 4" d x 4.5" dia (10.1x11.4cm)
- Base: 3" dia (7.6cm)
PMMA, powder-coated high grade aluminum, (vinyl)
- Lumens: 200 LM
- Temperature: 2700K
- Amber indicator
- light Push button switch with white/red indicator
“Each collection is highly conversational and a big part of that conversation is rooted in the product's function,” says Juniper's Shant Madjarian. Leaving a successful career in finance to explore his creative side, Shant says he hasn’t looked back since. “I am especially fascinated by the nostalgia and storyline told by the iconic design objects of the 20th century,” he told the design publication New York Spaces. “I was inspired and wanted to be one small piece of that storyline.”
Early on, Shant crossed paths with independent designer David Irwin and together they conceived the breakthrough M Lamp, an industrially influenced design that set the tone for future projects. At the same time came the collaboration with Peter Bristol on the Thin series, which positioned the company as a risk-taker in matters of design and engineering. With Juniper as a fully-integrated design and manufacturing brand, the company has relocated beyond its original Brooklyn start-up location to encompass both a New York City showroom and production facility in Connecticut.