MULTI-LITE PORTABLE LAMP
BY LOUIS WEISDORF
MADE FOR MOVEMENT
First launched in 1972, the Multi-Lite design is unique in its playful flexibility, allowing the light to be directed in multiple directions with a simple adjustment to its shades. Unrestricted by cables, the new edition gives fans of Weisdorf the opportunity to bring the Multi-Lite’s exceptional functionality to any space in the home – or outside it. Starting with the Multi-Lite Table Lamp as a template, GUBI has worked closely with the Weisdorf family to reimagine the design as a fully portable lamp that packs all the Multi-Lite’s trademark versatility into a more compact form.
AT HOME ANYWHERE
The Multi-Lite Portable Lamp is peerlessly versatile and easy to carry because of the outer ring - a key aesthetic and structural feature - which naturally lends itself to use as a handle. The lamp is at home anywhere, making it the perfect companion to alfresco dinners, patio parties and evenings under the stars.
CURATE THE EXPRESSION
Like all lamps in the Multi-Lite family, the shades can be manually repositioned to alter the direction and pattern of the lamp’s light, and have been meticulously engineered to ensure they can be smoothly adjusted with one hand. To address the fact that the Portable Lamp sits lower on the table, two diffusers in the upper part of the lamp prevent glare while creating an attractive glow of indirect light.
SIX HOURS AT MAX BRIGHTNESS
Balancing the aesthetic requirement for a slender silhouette with the need for optimal stability, the base is fitted with a USB-C charging unit that charges to full in six hours, and to 80% in three. From the moment it is switched on, a fully charged Multi-Lite Portable Lamp can keep shining for six and a half hours at maximum brightness – enough to outlast even the longest evenings outdoors.
On the table lamp, the two small discs on either side of the outer ring are used to adjust the angle of the shade. On the portable version, however, these have been reimagined as dimmer switches. With three dimmer settings, the brightness of the Multi-Lite Portable Lamp can be modified to match the mood or meet the needs of the moment – allowing leisurely evenings on the patio to continue long after the sun goes down.
EXPANDING THE MULTI-LITE FAMILY
Working in collaboration with Louis Weisdorf’s family, GUBI has redeveloped every component of the Multi-Lite Table Lamp for the portable edition. While preserving its signature look, the lamp has been thoughtfully redefined, imbuing it with a lightweight and versatile character, and making it a seamless addition to the existing Multi-Lite Collection of pendants, table and floor lamps.
Louis Weisdorf (1932–2021) was a well-known Danish architect and industrial designer. After becoming one of the youngest designers to graduate from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1954, he worked across graphic, interior, architectural, and industrial design. Weisdorf described himself as a specialist in versatility, which sums up the prodigious and notable career of this multi-faceted designer.