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.