Literalist Wall Lamps: Familiar Shapes via Light-Up Outlines



This is a design that could make or break a room’s decor depending on its deployment, treading the filament-like fine line between kitsch and clever.

The light-up portion of the lamp, like neon lettering, is an element that also traces a two-dimensional form. Aside from aesthetic boundaries, it also straddles the border between store-bought and do-it-yourself – you assemble it yourself, and can switch out colors as desired.

The Filomena lamp from nadlab – short for National Art and Design Laboratory – is a collaborative project between a craftsman decorator and industrial designer who started with conventional materials and ended up with somewhat more offbeat results.

The construction process, per Design-Milk, “Using a thin sheet of PMMA (polymethacrylate), the CNC-milled panel works as a frame and as a support for the light, acting as a guide for wire placement. Once assembled, the system can be framed on the wall and connected using a 240V wall socket as easy as a table lamp. The light source is a LED bulb white or RGB with remote control (not included).”

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