Inspired by an automatic car wash, designer Philippe Malourin came up with his ‘Dervish Lamp.’ Malourin combined car wash brushes with a ceiling fan lamp to create a spinning work that evokes the Turkish trance dancers known as ‘whirling dervish.’
One may be left to wonder if this lamp might not make a nice washing device for the balding head. Philippe Malouin has studied design in Montreal, Paris, and Amsterdam. The Italian review Abitare called him one of the five designers of the year in 2008 and had his first solo show in May 2009 at NextLevel Galerie in Paris.
The video above shows the lamp at about the 1:46 marker.
Dervish Ceiling Fan Lamp by Philippe Malouin
1. Car Wash-inspired Lighting - Creating lighting fixtures that incorporate elements typically found in a car wash, such as spinning brushes, to create visually interesting and unique designs.
2. Ceiling Fan Lamp - Combining the functionality of a ceiling fan with a lamp to create a multi-functional fixture.
3. Whirling Dervish Design - Incorporating elements of the Turkish trance dancer's spinning movement into the design of various products, such as lamps or chairs.
1. Lighting Design - Integrating unconventional design elements, such as car wash brushes or multifunctional design, into lighting fixtures for a unique aesthetic.
2. Furniture Manufacturing - Exploring ways to incorporate elements inspired by the spinning movement of whirling dervishes into chairs or other furniture designs.
3. Product Design - Incorporating unique and eye-catching design elements inspired by unconventional sources, such as a car wash, into various products and designs.