Pad Design Studio Lexilight Reading Lamp
Lexilight Reading Lamp is Bronze Design Award winner in 2020 - 2021 Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Award Category.
Lexilight Reading Lamp

The Lexilight lamp allows dyslexic person to read easier, faster, longer and without eye strain. Designers have found their inspiration observing interactions between children who learn reading and their parents or teachers, and it becames obvious that adult aesthetical language is very important for child confidence when they read. So the lamp has been designed to look like a caring little friend which, as parents do, bend over the book to help children to read. The overall design has been thought to please both children, teenagers or adults (who also suffers from dyslexia).

Lexilight Reading Lamp
Pad Design Studio Lexilight
Pad Design Studio Reading Lamp
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Pad Design Studio

PAD is a French design studio based next to Paris. Founded in 2018 by two high school friends, Philippe ARNAUD & Alexandre BERNELIN, the studio’s credo is: a seamless user experience is built from the first design sketch to the point of sale. Following this philosophy, PAD proposes a one stop shop experience to its clients. PAD does industrial design, develops, and produces its client’s products. This approach of design business mixed with great in-house talents, gives PAD a quite unique space in the design studio ecosystem. “The best way to demonstrate our work quality is to take industrial risks side by side with our client” says founders. PAD designs and produces a wide range of products, from a 3D printed stethoscope to military communication devices for French army. “Our business perspectives are really good, we are developing our business over Europe and Asia. In 2020, we have created a new interior design business unit, the beginnings are very promising and we will keep developing this part of business in the coming years.” Beside industrial design and interior design, PAD also offers graphic design services with the same “one stop shop” spirit. “Graphic design is key for our business, some of our clients contact us for identity design and finally entrust us for the full development of product or service.” says Philippe Arnaud. Trust of client is the most important thing for PAD team members. More than a supplier, they like to be defined as client’s partner. If partnership is one of the key word at PAD, founders also consider their social and ecological responsibilities. “Our role is to make money but the pride of working on a project which can be a game changer for society or for the planet is even better. This is the reason why we totally assume to make some project for free.” One stop shop design studio, PAD is an atypical company which celebrate the power of creativity and consciousness of modern challenges.


Who are we? The Lexilife adventure begins with the development of a revolutionary lamp, Lexilight, capable of making reading easier for millions of dyslexics. After 20 years of French research, finalizing a prototype and testing it, the result is clear: 90% of dyslexics say they effortlessly read a text illuminated by the lamp. Jean-Baptiste Fontes, founder of Lexilife, decided to share it with as many people as possible. Manufacturing costs and selling prices are still high, but the more it is known and adopted, the more accessible it will be. Surrounded by Thomas Zuber for his scientific expertise and Paola Bourdon for his marketing skills, Jean-Baptiste launched into the deployment of the lamp. Soon, the team faced several obstacles related to the lack of knowledge of dyslexia by the entire society - individuals and institutions alike. The team, concerned about this disorder both professionally and personally, sees it as a cause to be defended. Indeed, 8 to 10% of the population must live with an unknown disorder, sometimes denied, sometimes mocked... often hidden. Lexilife will therefore be a committed company that, not only with the Lexilight lamp, but also through many actions (Research and Development, institutional awareness, etc.) will work to improve the lives of dyslexics.