Oliver Schick Design

Offenbach/Main | Since 2005

Self Reflecting Lamp

Germany | Prototype 2007

Oliver Schick Design-Self Reflecting Lamp
Oliver Schick Design-Self Reflecting Lamp
This exhibit is playing with the discourse that is currently being held in the field of design. It is a symbol of what design can achieve in our days. Currently, we can see a trend of interpreting design as an act of art, an act of creating unique objects causing rather a thematic and contentual discussion than fulfilling the practical role of consumer articles. Self Reflecting Lamp is a ready-made object that critically opposes these different views. Two normal table lamps, the shades of which are grown together like Siam twins, illuminate themselves without managing to produce really useful light. It is just the ventilation slots of the shades which allow some light to pass through, creating a decorative effect by its flower-shaped reflection on the wall. As to their original function, the elements (the two table lamps) are reduced to absurdity, giving us the impression that they are no longer of use. The object in its integrity, however, makes its “user” think about its functionality and thus forces him to reflect about the things that surround him.