The Bubble Lamp concept was created in 2000 and licensed to Mathmos in the UK. The idea came after taking a lighting class at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. At the time RGB LEDs had not taken off yet. Seeing an opportunity for exploring blue LEDs the concepts main feature was incorporating the sense of touch. Squeezing the light turned it on/off. The idea of squeezing was later patented #6626554 .
The lamp won an award at the College and I was sent to the Milan furniture fair to present the lamp. At the show I met the famous lighting designer Ingo Maurer who borrowed the lamp, later inviting me to lunch.
Patented squishy re-chargeable silicone ball lamp.