Product series Pablo Designs: Clamp

Unobtrusive beauty and uncompromising utility are key to Pablo's design philosophy," says designer Dana Cannam of his inspiration for Clamp. "The opportunity to extend that sensibility to a material as essential as wood was a natural transition." Clamp continues Pablo's tradition of offering simple, effective pieces by combining two basic elements - wood and light - in a seemingly opposing couple of natural and technological. Although warm, North American hardwood makes up its frame, the most durable and energy-efficient LED technology includes its light source. Designed for versatility and portability, the Clamp, freestanding, floor and mini models all feature a minimal number of parts that allow for infinite adjustment of its warm, diffused light.


2012 Red Dot Award

Unlimited setting

The lamp arm combines an ultra-thin LED light source with 360° rotation and up to 24" (61 cm) of height adjustment. The angled upright allows for maximum reach and directional light focus.

Optimal control

The ergonomically positioned hi-low switch allows an optimal light intensity.

Clamping system

The unique compression clamping system allows for different table thicknesses.

Self-supporting base

The compact base can be easily added to support a wide range of portable lighting applications.

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Simply durable

Made from the finest North American hardwoods, the collar comes flat-packed and provides up to 50,000 hours of LED lighting.

Ultimate Flexibility

Clamp Floor and Clamp Mini bring the simplicity of the Clamp lamp to any commercial or residential environment.


Flat-packed vessels
Minimal use of materials
Contains no hazardous materials such as mercury
Lasts 50K hours or 25 years of daily use
Designed for disassembly
Uses only 9W of power (90% more efficient than a comparable halogen light source, 40% more efficient than CFLs)

Dana Cannam

Cannam is a Canadian product and interaction designer based in the Netherlands. Interested in how the pragmatism of the traditional craftsman can create new design, he focuses on simplicity to stimulate technical innovation in physical products and electronic interfaces.