It’s difficult to get over-excited about industrial design when every new product you see often looks exactly like a thousand other products that you see everyday. Unfortunately, new colors and slightly new shapes aside, most so-called “new” product ideas are simply “not that new”.But thankfully our world has still some designers with an artistic mind who clearly understand that – “imagination seldom runs wild; but when it does, you have a story to tell”!
Chilean designer Sebastian Errazuriz is one such designer who sees the same problem and strives to fix it by creating objects that are completely unlike any others. His product designs take everyday objects and give them an interesting, if slightly puzzling, playful twist. His lamp designs are particularly unusual. The duck head lamp, seen below, is made of an actual taxidermied duck, with its head replaced by a desk lamp.
When Errazuriz has an idea, he conducts thorough research to see if it’s ever been done before. If it has, it’s tossed into the reject pile. It’s not that he wants to reinvent the world of design; he is simply dedicated to turning ideas on the head and creating things that no one has ever created before. But uniqueness isn’t his only goal; first and foremost, they must be useful. For example, take a look at these spider and saline bottle shaped lamps!
Unlike many designers who feel boxed in by the function of the objects they create, Errazuriz creates playful new ways for users and objects to interact. By reinventing the functionality of his lamps, he allows them to become more than just sources of light for their owners; they are objets d’art in and of themselves. Look at these playful floor lamps that remind us about Pixar’s (yes the Animation company) logo!
What do you think about these lamp designs? Aren’t these designs simply amazing?