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Less than two years ago, San Francisco architect-turned-designer Max Gunawan was hitting up Kickstarter to fund Lumio, his portable, rechargeable, LED lamp-in-a-book. People liked it. They really liked it. Max needed $60,000 to make Lumio happen; his backers gave $578,387.
But Lumio isn't only popular with the crowdfunders. Très important design people like it, too. Lumio has been nominated for the prestigious Cooper-Hewitt People's Design Award in the Product Design category. If Lumio wins, it will be adopted into the Smithsonian collection, 7x7 reports. You can help Lumio achieve design immortality by voting here in the contest between now and October 6. Let's do this, SF.
· Lumio [Official Site]
· Local Gorgeous Gadget Lumio Nominated for Design Award [7x7]