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Steampunk Gamer Lights

The Mario Bros Industrial Pipe Lamp Playfully Depicts Different Characters

— April 16, 2013 — Art & Design
The Mario Bros Industrial Pipe Lamp looks like something straight out of level six. It is inspired by the ever-popular video game and its plumbing-influenced obstacles. Using industrial black iron pipes, the light fixture mimics the look of the game even down to the green portal Mario and the other characters often take.

Designed by Etsy seller Trowe, who is based in Woodstock, Georgia, the Mario Bros Industrial Pipe Lamp sports a single light that is diffused with a vintage clear recycled glass insulator. The lamp is turned on via a chain that happens to have either Mario or one of his gang dangling from it. The steampunk gamer design is available in five different versions that include ones with Luigi, Toad and Yoshi as well.
Trend Themes
1. Steampunk Design - Opportunity to create more steampunk-inspired lighting fixtures showcasing different designs of popular video game characters.
2. Upcycling - Incorporating recycled materials like vintage clear recycled glass insulators in designing lighting fixtures may be the next trend in the industry.
3. Gamification of Home Decor - Designers can create more products that incorporate popular video games into home decor and furniture to appeal to a younger, tech-savvy audience.
Industry Implications
1. Home Decor - There is an opportunity for those in the home decor industry to expand their product line by incorporating popular video game characters into their designs.
2. Lighting - Lighting companies can capitalize on the trend of industrial, steampunk-inspired designs by creating more lighting fixtures using black iron pipes and other similar materials.
3. Recycling - Incorporating recycled materials like vintage clear recycled glass insulators in designing lighting fixtures may be a trend in the recycling industry that could be applied to other products as well.
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