Having a dinosaur as companion is everyone’s childhood dream. The more we discover about these amazing creatures, the more we love them. With the premiere of Jurassic World and its sequel coming in June 22nd, dinosaur remains to be the hottest buzz over the internet, even for crowdfunding projects. One of the latest item is Raptor Lamp 2.0 from a start-up in Taiwan.
The glowing little fellow with raptor shape on Indiegogo is actually a multifunctional desk lamp, with dimmable two-way LED light, adjustable neck & limbs, silicon claw as phone holder. As the designer Norman mentioned, “Raptor Lamp 2.0 is just like Iron Man, with constant updates since its prototype, it is now a chic home décor, a lamp with personal taste, and a dream toy for kids & adults.”
“Building up an original lamp series is what I always want to do over past 20 years. If I don’t’ do it now, it might just never happen,” says Jerry Yi, the keyman who made raptor lamp come true. At nearly 50 years old of age, the former interior designer took the chance & succeeded with a small-scale crowdfunding project in Taiwan, which brought him USD $50K to manufacture 1st generation of Raptor Lamp.
Since then, the team has gone through more modifications & tunings on structure, bearing, postures, and is finally ready with Raptor Lamp 2.0 prototype. With the assistance from udnDesign, a local design EC platform in Taiwan, the raptor is now open to backers around the world through Indiegogo. “We believe this is the same dinosaur dream we all share,” the team says. Raptor Lamp 2.0 comes in 4 colors with early bird price at $149, with special edition in champagne gold. This home dinosaur is expected to ship worldwide in December 2018.
About udnDesign: udnDesign is the overseas brand of uDesign, an EC platform focusing on design selection and original brands from Taiwan since 2014. As a subsidiary from United Daily News group, udnDesign is established to bring creative & design items from Taiwan & Asia to global market.