Studio Smeets’ LiliLite Reading Lamp is an Award-Winning Combination of Function and Style

LiliLite is an the all-in one-solution for reading in bed. It combines reading lamp, book shelf and bookmark into one smart, simple, piece of compact, functional furniture.

LiliLite was invented by Dutch designer Thijs Smeets and his bookloving girlfriend Liedewij. You can read more about their story here, but here’s how they describe it, “Is it a bookshelf? Is it a reading light? Is it a bookmark? It is the solution for all the above: The LiliLite. Aside from looking adorable, its most unique feature is the responsive light switch: the sensor registers if an open book is placed on the peak. The light will switch on and off when you use LiliLite as a bookmark.”

Dutch Designer Thijs Smeets designed the LiliLite. After a very successful Kickstarter campaign it is now an off the shelf product. Smeets came up with this multifunctional design when he and his bookloving girlfriend got frustrated with the old-fashioned nightstand. Bed lamp, glass of water, pile of books… There was always the change of creating a mess.

LiliLite provides a next level solution: the product can be hung above your bed. It also works perfectly with e-readers or tablets. The shelf itself is made out of single piece of steam pressed plywood finished with an American oak veneer. A top shelf product that fits any bedroom style.

The perfect gift for your bookworm mother, a housewarming, or as an encouragement for your kids to get reading.  Or why not treat yourself? LiliLite is sold via the webshop for 129€ (N 55800+) for one, or 249€ (107 800+) for two pieces.


Thijs Smeets (1979) is an Amsterdam based product designer. His talents are recognized by consumer brands like Coca Cola, Nokia and Nike, as well as high-end furniture brands like Leolux and Gispen. His designs are exhibited all over the world, currently in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art. Millions of his products have been sold.

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