The Lamps

Upon moving out, renters are contractually bound to erase all traces of their presence from their former home. Even when you buy a house, the first steps are usually to “make it your own”, by repainting walls, polishing floors or updating tiles, for example.

But what actually makes a home a home are the traces of your presence, and even after you might leave for good, these traces are what gives a space depth. White walls are very common, and for those who love colour, easily painted over in their favourite shade. The one spot that is commonly overlooked, though, is the ceiling.  Removing a lamp from its original position often reveals interesting discolorations that were previously hidden from sight, and simply by the presence of the lamp over time, the space itself is marked.

Marking one’s territory is the goal of The Lamps, transforming the wall or ceiling they are placed on into a canvas. Choosing between light tubes that are equipped with LED lights, or spray tubes that come with a connector for spray cans, you can combine them in any way possible and mark your space and the lamp at the same time.

Magnetic ball joints allow for easy attachment of the different tubes and simultaneously serve as a conductor for the electricity needed. This means that the lamp as a whole can either be switched on and off by a switch, or simply by removing the light tubes.