A lighthearted pet

Meet Yaris, the interactive pet desk lamp. Stroke its back to turn the light on, stroke again and it intensifies. Tickle its chin and it will tilt its head, changing the beam from focused to ambient. Sensors on the 3D-printed spine under Yaris soft textile skin respond to the user. In this way, a sense of intimacy is added to an otherwise inanimate object.
The shape may resemble an archetypical desk lamp, but its behavior is something else: this lamp has its own personality. It enjoys your company and even seeks your attention every now and then. Over time Yaris has the potential to become a loyal pet friend that lights up your day.
Yaris is made in 2 textile- and color combinations: Soft Beige and Gentle Grey.

Software and engineering by Guus van der Sluijs.

Cover photos by Studio Say Cheese

Fabrics by FEBRIK

To see a project video, click here!


Selected press

FRAME – Jan/Feb issue #114 (print, 2017)

FRAME (web, 2017)

Bright (web, 2016)

Omroep Brabant (web, 2016)

Yaris was shown during Dutch Design Week 2016.