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, slavely residing wherever we put it.

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

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

In this project I work with a great variety of materials; using concrete, metal, steel, fabrics, light and sound, all tied together by a microcontroller and a sensor to make people laugh and surprise passerbys. 

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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