Australian designer Ross Gardam has created a desk lamp with a mirrored shade that can be rotated to adjust light and shadow (+ movie).

According to the designer, the shape and movement of the lamp is based on the phases of the moon. The large circular shade is magnetically attached to an arm that extends from the base of the lamp, allowing it to pivot across the light source.

The ceramic base has been carefully assembled utilizing customary slip throwing and bisque terminating, and is left unglazed. The circle formed shade comes in white, blue, pink and gold intelligent completions

“Polar is an alternate archetype for a desk lamp in both form and functionality.”

“The gold mirror finish allows Polar to expand its functionality creating a lit place for reflection.”

The lamp is a counterpart to Gardam’s Aura desk lamp, which he designed last year. It features an anodised aluminium shade with a similar magnetic attachment that allowed it to be rotated 360 degrees to be repositioned.



The designer established his furniture and lighting studio in 2007, with a focus on using traditional craft techniques and local makers to produce many of his products.

The Polar light was dispatched in the Ventura Lambrate region of Milan, amid the city’s outline week from 12 to 17 April 2016. Constrained versions of the planner’s Aura work area light were additionally appeared close by the new accumulation.


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