I keep running across these crazy fixture designs lately that are either called “art” or are to be taken seriously. I am sure that I am leaving the door open for myself to be humiliated when I come out with a fixture, but sometimes I cannot help but bring these designs to the site for you to either love or hate, or some cross-pollinated hybrid of emotions.
First up on the block is the Espresso Light from QED Design, retailing at 49 Euros, or $70 USD:
It is an espresso pot with a lamp inside. When the lid is lifted, the light comes on. When the lid is closed, the light turns off. It’s as simple as that. But where, I ask, do you keep this? What room in your home, exactly?
Next up, the Self-Reflecting Lamp from Oliver Schick Design:
It, uh – well, it’s a piece of art, right? Besides the little bit of light coming out of the ventilation slots on the bases, it could be a heater, or a lamp killer from all of the heat generated inside of the little sphere of reflectors. It’s definitely interesting. It looks more like a science-fiction home energy generator, doesn’t it?
Maybe I’m just not hip enough to get it yet.