A Tipped Hat Floor Lamp Stands in a Perpetual Greeting Posture

By: Amelia Roblin - Jan 7, 2015
References: marcodemasi & design-milk
Friendliness can be exuded by objects, and this tipped hat floor lamp demonstrates that. Talented and intuitive designer Marco De Masi knows what effect colors, forms and composition can have collectively on a person; he's capable of making someone smile at an inanimate object.

But what makes the Monsieur floor lamp look animated? Well, the interplay of components suggests movement that fused metal cannot actually exercise. Four spindly legs stabilize the quirky lampshade, which appears to be straining upwards in a gestural fashion. Designed for Officine Tamborrino, the light was dreamed up deliberately to look like a neighborly salute, as if it's turned the tip of its hat upwards. Functionally speaking, this feature allows more light to shine out in front of the Monsieur lamp. It's an adorable design all-round.