Gallery: Cheeky Sneaker Shaped Lamp by Frances Ranno Lightens Up NY Des...


Sometimes design shows can feel so serious and pretentious. I mean, how many plastic chairs and wood veneer lamps do we really need to see? That’s why we were thrilled to discover Frances Ranno‘s funny and fun “Sneaks” sneaker lamp at the Pratt Student Show during NY Design Week’s. Designer & graduating Pratt student Frances Ranno tells us that his breath-of-fresh-air of a lamp was inspired by the growing world of sneaker fanatics. Meshing a symbol of urban culture with energy efficient lighting, the fixture incorporates a compact fluorescent bulb for long lasting life. The resulting kicks are a fun way to light up a room, and can even be hung as a pendant lamp (may we suggest over a telephone wire, og style?)

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  1. KiKi02 May 31, 2011 at 12:26 am

    I went to school with ranno and she made these before Sjodin even had the idea, she’s just receiving credit now for them though.

    Don’t hate, appreciate.

  2. BilluraF May 21, 2011 at 2:10 am

    This is just a copy of another designers work… Check out Clara Sjodin on google!!! Not ok.

  3. Mike Chino May 16, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    These shoes really “kick” CFL lighting up a notch.

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