Design: Secret Passageway Switch
Materials: Brass, hinge, pull chain, string, electrical plug
Designer: Ben Light
"An electrical switch used to activate a secret passageway (or turn on a lamp). When placed in a bookshelf, this electrical switch uses your favorite hard-bound book, without damaging it, to conceal its true function."
Designer: Ben Light Link: blightdesign.com Location: New York, NY
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