Mike Chino

CELEBRITY LAMP made from aviator sunglasses

by , 05/19/08

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Who couldn’t use more shiny, sparkling, pointless things? This Celebrity Lamp may lack subtlety, but it makes up for it with countless opportunities to check yourself out. I imagine it would also do a fine job of scaring away birds, or signaling for help in an emergency. The shade is made of brand-new silver mirrored sunglasses, creating a glittering paparazzi effect that’s sure to forever immortalize your living room, bath, or any other place where a disco ball just won’t do.


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When we laid eye upon this lamp at this year’s ICFF we were blinded, and then stunned, and then perturbed. All points of style aside, we were surprised to hear that the designer originally constructed the lamp out of upcycled old sunglasses. Sadly this admirable endeavor caved under the pressures of mass production and the lamp is now composed of entirely new materials, recasting it as a monument to consumer excess. It’s not the first time an icon has backslid into the pitfalls of celebrity!

Deeply Madly Living describes the lamp: “Inspired by the stars who rarely shun their shades in public, the Celebrity lamp has found a new use for aviator glasses, eyes and light switching their usual sides”. Unfortunately the lamps no longer take advantage of the “old use” for aviators; each lamp consumes 40 new pairs of sunglasses that will never see the light of day.

+ Deeply Madly Living

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4 Comments

  1. vintagesunglassfreak October 20, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Viva la aviator sunglasses!

  2. Sunglasses Guy May 19, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Hello,

    I want to let you know that this blog information has been stolen by another website, without any reference or links to your original material.

    The website is: http://ikox.net/

    I myself have had a post stolen and need to report it, and that is where I noticed your post. Just thought I would let you know.

  3. M2JL M2JL May 19, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Good ideas…Very creative!

  4. mls May 19, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Uh… besides all the plastic, chemicals, etc. Doesn’t this just result in the conversion of light to radiant heat, As opposed to diffusing or directing the light like a typical shade?

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