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Henry Daly writes:

I have recently entered a design competition in the UK called delight in light. The competition features an online vote for the shortlist and then a judging event as part of London Design Week and a first place prize of £1000.

I have just finished the 4 year product design degree in DIT [Dublin Institute of Technology] and the project I entered is a task lamp that I have been working on since it started as a design project in college.


Your thoughts?

Lose the ‘wood-look’ finish?

Vote here: Henry Daly’s Entry (DelightInLight)

And if you wish to lamp nerd out…




The creator of The Pinokio 1 Lamp (which one can only assume has a functioning bulb) Shanshan Zhou, a digital media student at the Victoria University of Wellington in NZ, sez:

Lamp is an exploration into the expressive and behavioural potentials of robotic computing. Customized computer code and electronic circuit design imbues Lamp with the ability to be aware of its environment, especially people, and to expresses a dynamic range of behaviour.

The people at Pixar may want a word.


Two sculptural lamps originally intended for London Underground’s current ‘Art Below’ exhibition, but subsequently banned for being too offensive.

UK artist Whatsisname is currently offering copies for sale. Each piece takes a month to make. Good Boy (top, the larger of the two) is £2,500 and Good Puppy is £1,000.

And yes, you step on the ‘turds’ to turn the lamps on and off.


Glasshouse‘ by Czech designer Kristýna Pojerová is a mini greenhouse that double functions as pendant lamp. on show at Prague Designblok 2011. The doughnut-shaped base allows one to reach inside to plant small herbs in a radial gutter running around the radius. ‘Glasshouse’ makes use of the otherwise useless heat waste of the bulb, which can be regulated with a dimmer.

It’s on sale here for the equivalent of $1700. Which is a bit steep, given that – if you’re any way handy – you could probably fabricate your own for a fraction of the cost.