By habit, first thing any person would do before entering a room is to turn on the light. In the US, the standard place you would find the light switch is inside of the room. One of the first things I had noticed when arriving to Germany, was that a standard location for the switch was instead, found on the outside of the space. As I had to travel over an ocean and several countries before appreciating this single act of turning on a roomlight, the designers at kawamura-ganjavian architecture and design studio in Madrid have already given this daily action much more thought.
Inspired by the idea that an average person in Western society turns on and off electrical devices approximately eighty-nine times per day, their design for the Plug-On Lamp creates a direct relationship between user and light by eliminating the middle-man all together. Although first created in 2008, the simplicity of this lamp’s design feels incredibly fresh and might be the perfect light you want to “plug-on” after having flipped so many switches by the end of the day.
Posted by: Jerlyn – NIS Berlin