The Optical Illusion Lamp

The Optical Illusion Lamp

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Taryn Williford
Feb 1, 2010

A visual mind trick only a true geek could love. Why settle for a normal stand-and-shade lamp when you could make your house guests do double-takes with this contraption?

This wall-mounted light fixture looks so avant-garde and modern when it's turned off. Makes you wonder what kind of mad artist would make a lamp with a weird plastic cup attached to it. Is this some sort of comment about our consumption?

But when you turn the lamp on, you'll get it. The combination of the light bulb, stand and plastic cup wields a unique shadow that looks like a translucent table lamp is casting it's mark on the nearby wall. Cool!

Designed by Martin Newuhaus, this lamp comes in four colors; lime, magenta, orange and blue; but since you have to contact him to order it, it might be out of your price range.

Via OhGizmo

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