The ARIKUI Anteater Lamp Licks the Light On

 - Sep 5, 2011
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The ARIKUI Anteater Lamp is such an adorable concept. In considering how the designer might have been inspired to create it, one may decide that it had something to do with the power cord.

With most table lamps, the cable that connects the lighting fixture to the power outlet is often an inevitable component that's forgotten about in the greater scheme of the design. It's simply a necessary afterthought that reluctantly anchors the object to an open electrical source. However, in the case of this delightful item, the wire has actually been turned into an integral piece of the sleek sculpture, acting as the long tongue of the animal to which it's attached.

The ARIKUI Anteater Lamp also differs significantly from conventional illuminators in the way that the whole of its hard modern shell acts as a lampshade.