There is also clear evidence of nomadism inside the domestic environment. Rooms merge into each other, their functions and usage become hybridised and, consequently, furnishings and accessories migrate from one room to another, instantly conforming to the need of the moment, the desire for change or the shifting stages of life.
This means that furniture and objects are no longer necessarily confined to a specific physical space or to a particular room but are adaptable, moving around to suit an increasingly flexible configuration of spaces that is not ordained a priori once and for all. Living rooms can be temporarily turned into offices or bedrooms, the kitchen is populated at all hours of the day and even the confines of the bathroom, the room seen as the most intimate, are conforming to the rest of the house little by little.
This has driven the need for light, portable and easily moved furnishing elements that allow for flexibility and freedom of movement in living spaces that, moreover, are steadily shrinking.
Designed by France’s Ionna Vautrin for Lexon Design, Clover is a contemporary take on a lantern. Basically it’s a portable, USB-charged lamp that can be hung anywhere in the house.