Design By Committee - The Kebab Lamp

The Kebab lamps by Committee won the best lighting award from Elle Decoration/Observer in 2004, whilst at the same time being described as a "car-boot sale in a lamp". It is this combination of high design and high kitsch that makes them so appealing, as well as the fact that all the objects that designers Clare Page and Harry Richardson use to construct these amazing looking creations are found in junk shops and markets and no doubt a car boot sale here or there! We love these lamps for their crazy playfulness, witty juxtapositions and the reuse of what most people would consider useless objects. With names like Mountain Rescue (can you spot which one?) and Disco Rabbit you can't help but be entertained. Before you start screaming about prices I am going to state clearly now that these lamps do not fall into TreeHugger's most affordable category, but they definitely deserve a place in the inspiration catagory. They might even spur on the more crafty amongst you to get creative with those old children's toys, odd gloves and unloved trinkets you have stuffed at the back of your cupboard.
Read an interview with Committee on The Design Museum website here.
Via: Style Will Save Us ::Committee

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