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The S.M.O.K.E. Lamp References the Pressing Air Pollution Problem

By: Meghan Young - Published: Nov 16, 2011 • References: mathieulehanneur.fr and contemporist
Bubbles and balloons have been a recurring theme lately in the industrial design industry, yet the S.M.O.K.E. table lamp is one of the more realistic renditions that anyone will come across. It actually looks like the base is pumping soapy bubbles up and up, frothing at the top, and although this looks like a bubble machine, it is indeed a light.

Created by France-based designer Mathieu Lehanneur, the S.M.O.K.E. table lamp is both stylish and whimsical. Full of playfulness, it is sure to add a fun element to just about any home. Nevertheless, this light fixture references a pretty serious topic: Air pollution.

The S.M.O.K.E. table lamp is set to be presented near the Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery at the Pavilion of Art & Design New York art fair.