Moonlight is, in fact, sunlight: it consists of sunbeams reflected off the lunar surface, albeit with 400,000 times less power than we might experience during the day. But moonlight holds power over us in other ways, particularly during winter in the Northern hemisphere when its effects are often magnified by the reflective presence of snow and ice on the ground. Some people believe moonlight exposure leads to madness and poor sleep, others that it brings healing and a sense of calm. In 2008, the artist Katie Paterson found herself so entranced by its specific hue that she worked with engineers to produce Light bulb to Simulate Moonlight—a work of art that centers around a light bulb designed to approximate its rays. Marset’s Theia Lamp, named after the Greek goddess who birthed the moon, sun and dawn, extends this fascination in a new direction. By swiveling the lamp’s fixtures around a central axis, you can transform the light emitted from full glow to gentle beam, changing the lamp’s function from desk lamp to soft room lighting and back again. In a new partnership, Kinfolk explores the expressive quality of the Theia Lamp in relation to the lunar cycle. This post was produced in partnership with Marset. Words by Harriet Fitch Little TwitterFacebookPinterest Words by Harriet Fitch Little Related Stories Design Partnerships The Metallic Muse Going for gold, in partnership with G-SHOCK. Design Interiors Issue 43 Vincent Van Duysen At home with the cult architect. Design Fashion Issue 43 Hermès: In The Making Daphnée Denis unspools the history of Hermès's coveted silk scarf. Fashion Partnerships Issue 43 Ahlem Manai-Platt On intuition and eyewear. Partnerships Saehee Cho How food creates communities. Partnerships Shin Okuda On small acts of sustainability.