Here’s one design that really “cleaned up” at New York Design Week – an LED lamp disguised as a broom. Spotted by our editors at ICFF, the MoodBroom by Peteris Zilbers looks like a mundane mop at first glance, but upon further inspection, you can see that it is actually a source of light. The quirky design is named for the fact that its light color can be switched to match the owner’s mood, and the humorious lamp had showgoers doing double-takes all day long.

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“What happens when an ordinary household object like a broom is re-imagined?” writes Zilbers on his website. “The Moodbroom lamp plays with function shift in everyday objects, and engages users in a game that alters perception of a common item.” Made of wood, plexiglass and composite material and illuminated by an LED light strip, the lamp is thought-provoking but we do wish it actually did double duty as a real broom too.

One of the coolest things about the MoodBroom is that its remote-controlled digital LED light allows users to switch their color choice from white to a full spectrum of color choices according to their moods. We’re not quite sure why the designer chose a broom as the everyday object he wanted to illuminate but it seems he wasn’t alone in his thinking!

+ Peteris Zilbers