Philips is expanding their Hue collection with a set of 3D printed smart lamps, a first for the company. The high-end collection designed in collaboration with studios WertelOberfell and Strand+Hvass will be the highlight of the Hue collection.
The new lineup includes table and pendant luminaries with designs that look very futuristic, though the design inspirations are borrowed from nature. The table lamp is named Entity, while the pendant is named Tempest. App and wireless controlled lamps feature 16 million color variations that allows users to create multitude of lighting effects.
WertelOberfell’s Jan Wertel, said “We liked the idea of using the geometry seen in the eyes of crustaceans and insects then reversing them so they become light emitting cells rather than light gathering cells.”
Philips maybe known for making affordable lighting and household items for the masses, but high-end luxury is not part of that. These 3D lamps are in a price plateau of their own – the Entity table lamp will cost €2,500 (approx. $3,500) while the Tempest pendant will retail at €3,000 (approx. $4,150). Both lamps will be available for pre-order on March 31st at meethue.com.
In addition to the 3D lamps Philips also unveiled two other items – a white-light only app-controlled bulb called Hue Luxe for $$39.99 each or $99 for a two-bulb starter kit with the hue wireless bridge. Second is a companion product for the Hue collection named Hue Tap. This is a wireless switch to control lighting scenes without the app. Retail price for the tap is set at $60 and will go on sale in the US and Europe this fall.