Monkeying about

We know what the British X Factor is like. Stop for a minute then and think how over the top the Italian version must be.

monkey lamp

No these aren’t contestants…..we really wish they were! These “Monkey Lamps”, created by Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, are a collection of lamps shaped like our long lost cousins, in three different positions, each with a LED light in hand. They featured a few weeks ago on the Italian X Factor as supporting actors for Giò Sada, in the preparation of Peter Gabriel’s legendary hit : ‘Shock the Monkey’.

monkey lamp

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.

monkey lamp

Made of resin and hand-finished in white, the designs have a contemporary, consciously artistic quality to them. As well as being the cutest lights we have quite seriously ever seen!

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