Striking TABLE GUN table lamp with sociocritical message, designed by Philippe Starck
One may find the design of the table lamp provocative since a gun as a lamp base is everything but usual and is certainly arguable. This however indicates that the designer Philippe Starck was successful in implementing his intention of getting attention in an intelligent manner. The table lamp should not be seen as a symbol of power, but moreover it should be pointed out that it carries a sociocritical message. It is definitely the case that arms contribute towards considerable havoc the world over and claim countless human lives. Here, the designer table lamp is intended to draw attention to the everlasting and seemingly unquenchable desire for profit, which is a supporting element for the production and the sale of arms and precisely that unethical conduct and those morally indefensible economic mechanisms. The inscription on the base plate of the table lamp "Happiness is a hot gun" is not a coincidence.
If, as mentioned earlier, the design of the table lamp is arguable, then that is not necessarily something that should be considered as negative, since discussions about deplorable situations in this world are wanted and suggested suggestions are welcome!
FLOS donates a more than minor portion of the sales proceeds to the charity organisation Frères des Hommes Europe.
The FLOS company has been in existence now for more than 50 years, and designs special, high quality lamps with a team of reputable designers, who have found broad international acclaim and won multiple awards.
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