Set for display at Milan Design Week, the unique lighting designs you’re about to see have a distinctive particularity… they appear to be completely frozen in time. Yes, that’s right. Designed by Child Studio for their In the Shadow of a Man collection, these unique table lamps feature a globe-shaped light bulb that perches on bases as if precariously off-balanced.
The intriguing-looking lights appear to have been caught in the middle of sliding or rolling down wooden plinths of various shapes and sizes.
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London-based Child Studio, which was set up by Chieh Huang and Alexey Kostikov earlier this year, designed the lamps to appear “as if frozen in time”. The designers’ idea was to make reference to “the surrealist paintings of Giorgio de Chirico, and the work of experimental theater director and artist Robert Wilson”, who often works with surreal imagery and sets.
Child Studio stated that “the project invites the viewer to pause and to reflect on their perception of time within the physical environment.”
“The collection is intended to create a surreal and otherworldly experience when placed in any setting, although possibly the more eccentric spaces will add to them as objects.”
Coloured and lacquered ash wood were chosen for the lights’ bases, which include sloping circular plinths and scoop-shaped supports that the lamps appear to be rolling into. Each base features a different finish, with some revealing the underlying grain of the wood and others polished to a high gloss.
If you’re as interested as we are by these stunning lighting designs, take note that the collection will be shown from April 4th to the 8th during Milan Design Week at the Ditta Angelo Radaelli flower shop. This specific space was chosen for its “untouched” interiors, where the lighting collection will be displayed surrounded by plants.