The collection
Bright red LED lamp. Two bent strips of metal connect at a movable joint to form the body and arm above a circular base.

Lamp, Leaf Light

Designed by
Yves Béhar (born 1967)
Aluminum, plastic
Produced by
Herman Miller, Zeeland, Michigan
51 x 47.5 x 22 cm

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Liliane and David M. Stewart Collection, 2011.164

Béhar’s Leaf Lamp exploits the miniaturization and sharp focus made possible by LEDs (light-emitting diodes). The LED grid can be seen on the underside of the adjustable top arm of the structure.

The leaf-like shaft appears to float on its circular base. Béhar, who heads fuseproject, an innovative industrial design firm in San Francisco, describes his lamps as combining storytelling and form, “where the potential for technology and commerce and culture, merge with the physical world.”

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, photo: Denis Farley.