The portable lamp developed out of the question how it might be possible to design lighting that is adaptable to the users needs. The approach was to find a way of letting the object become your “friend” rather than a simply functional tool. The object had to be something the user might like the look of, as well as a shape one could feel familiar with. Through that it was possible to create an object with a relatively unusual material that makes the viewer stop, wanting to touch and interact with it. Throughout this interaction the user might develop some sort of connection to the piece and might be encouraged to use it in various situations.