When the Lamp Becomes the Shade

When the Lamp Becomes the Shade

Taryn Williford
Feb 3, 2009

In a recent stumble across the internet (You know, when you just go aimlessly clicking link to link to link and end up somewhere far from where you started...it can also happen within the confines of Facebook...there has to be a name for this!) we came across Roger Borg's neon sculptures. Instead of a shaped lampshade masking an interior light bulb, his neon light bulbs form the shapes of some traditional—and some not so traditional—shades.

These are all a part of his "Stacked Series," which includes both hanging and free standing lamps that are constructed by stacking individual neons.

We think there's a pretty interesting contrast between the traditional lines of some of the "lampshades," especially the hanging one made to resemble a tall floor lamp, and the almost pub-worthy look of the stacked neon—like it should be unraveled into a Guinness sign. What do you think? Would you display these pieces in your home?

Check out more of his stuff here.

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