The Joker Lamp by Volker Haug has the Last Laugh

 - Jul 11, 2011
References: volkerhaug & design-milk
Not every interior could accommodate the Joker Lamp by Volker Haug, because perhaps a room requires a certain aesthetic sense of humor. The unusual chandelier is actually quite ordinary in form, but its zipped-up leather suit gives it a truly one-of-a-kind look.

It becomes immediately obvious that this cloaked pendant light mimics the shape of an old court jester's foolscap, dressed in stripes of white and black fabric. The harsh silver zippers that run from its base to the chain which suspends it give it an increasingly dark and modern look.

Fashion and design often overlap, but it's quite peculiar to see a light fixture tailor-fit with slip-cover fastened as if it was a garment. The Joker Lamp by Volker Haug may not be the punchline your living space needs, but it sure is a conversation piece.