Humor As A Strategy For Design

Lamp is a play on expectations. It’s a questioning of the unsurprising predictability of furniture, which never confounds us, always slavely residing where we put it.

What if your furniture would astound, astonish, even startle you? What if your chair cries with you? What if your sofa snores?

This Lamp is a lamp of its own. It's a humorous lamp, a well-humored lamp and a light that laughs with you, at you or amongst you, depending on the interpretation you decide.

In this project I worked with a great variety of materials; using concrete, metal, fabric, light and sound tied together by a microcontroller and a sensor to make people laugh and surprise the passersby. 

A conceptual sketch illuminating the initial visual and technical design of Lamp.

Concrete, Steel, Fabric, Arduino UNO, MP3 Player, Servo Motor, Relay Module, Passive Speakers

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