Table Gun Kalashnikov AK47 Table Lamp 18 carat gold plated Large Gun Lamp designed by Philippe Starck for his Guns Range for FLOS
Flos Gun Light body is die cast aluminium with injection moulded polymer overprint and gold plated finish 18K. Matte black plasticized paper diffuser, silk screen gold printing inside, with subtle S+arck signature cross decoration.
Also available in Silver Chrome plated version with matt white shade with silver lining featuring the subtle S+arck signature cross decoration.
Philippe Starck invites us to activate our imagination in his Guns Collection for FLOS. traditional table & floor lamps, with an 18-carat, gold-plated or silver chrome support that is arms inspired This is the latest provocation by a great storyteller, who knows all too well that even adults need fairy tales to dispel their fears and that they need to play war to evoke peace. He knows our weak points inside and out and therefore our need of effective and universal symbols.
Starck is not the first and will not be the last, to express himself through strong controversial symbols. Weapons are a recurring icon and are used to see how far the boundaries of design can be pushed, in pursuit of a healthy disgust.
Smile and bear in mind that neither self-made toy weapons nor table lamps are the cause of wars. Think about the pure gold plating on these fake weapons perhaps, which is just as powerful a symbol of the greed and instinct, not love, that appear to drive life, with ever more devastating effects. (exert C Morozzi)
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Flos will donate twenty percent of the gross sales from the Guns Collection to the Freres des Hommes Europe Association, an organization that works the growth of local communities & their social structure in underdeveloped countries for the world.