Naturalistic Trio of Monkey Lamps

The Monkey Lamp is a wild yet functional lighting design by the Italian designer Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba. Like in much of Malerba’s art and design , the Monkey Lamp uses a naturalistic figure to explore relationships between people and animals. Here, the resulting trio of lamps has a human quality to its expression at the same time that it resembles something out of a science museum. Each of the three primates is quite detailed and poses sitting, standing, or hanging while holding an exposed LED bulb. Made of resin and hand-finished in white, the designs have a contemporary, consciously artistic quality to them as well.

Yukiko Morita’s Freshly Baked Lamps

Exhibited at Tokyo Designers Week, Yukiko Morita’s “Pampshades” give new meaning to burning carbs. These luminous loaves look like they’re are indeed made from flour, salt and yeast. But in true they’re covered in resin and filled with LEDs. Morita worked in a bakery in her native Kyoto eight years ago, subsquently graduating from the Kyoto University of Arts in 2008 and reportedly launching Pampshades as early as 2010 (the name is a portmanteau of ‘pan’ – French for bread, derived from the Latin panem – and lampshade). The first prototype dates back to 2007 and that she relocated to Kobe as of this year. The larger baguettes, batards and boules plug in to a wall socket, while the smaller series – petits boule, coupe, shampignon and croissant – run on batteries. Prices range from $39 to $83.

Melt LED Light Bulbs by Keita Ogawa

This amazing concept created by industrial designer Keita Ogawa won bronze award on The 22nd Koizumi International Lighting Design Competition for Students. Every bulb is look like it’s melting while using it. The purpose is to use such interesting design to remind people about the unnecessary energy being wasted, killing our fine world. Bulbs featured below are real products, but they aren’t available for purchasing. Hope it’s just a question of time.