It is always empowering to see projects overcome the limitations of the human body. It's one of the reasons why we love super heroes, or watching people skydive from outerspace. In a similar fashion, perhaps more entertaining is Daniel Love's mannequin figurine products. Just as a concept rendering now, these fully articulated, gold plated figures are human size scaled lamps. Imagine the classic movable mannequin on a whole new form and style. The classical lamp has evolved much over the past several years. As much as it has evolved very few lamps let your imagination run wild. Every joint is fully articulated and at the users control. With so much control of the form what will ensue? The results may be controversial, provoking or elegant. Finished in gold plating for a touch of exquisiteness.
The provocative leg lamp from A Christmas Story has grown up and now is a golden vixen. As Daniel mentions in the product description, the positioning of the figure becomes a statement. For the evening's dinner party a sexy or sensible position for the lamp may be the newlyweds dilemma for the night.
Following with the theme of human involvement, this bookshelf takes it quite literally. Inspired by the resistance of various countries to cease their weapons development programs, Daniel created these. A golden army upholds the shelf in a vertical position, and a falling one. I have to question the structural integrity of such a project, but perhaps that's why it is so compelling to look at.
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