Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Gun Lamp Collection

Another long time obsession of mine (yes I have a lot!) that I share with my husband: the Gun Lamp collection by Philippe Starck for Flos.

The lamps are die-cast aluminum available in silver chrome finish or 18K polished gold plated finish.  "Happiness is a hot gun" is impressed into the base on each of the lamps. 

The bedside lamp, $948.00:

The Table Gun Lamp, $1,756.00

The Lounge Floor Gun Lamp, $2,812.00

From Starck's website:  The gold of the weapons represents the collusion between money and war.  Table Gun symbolises the East.  Bed Side Gun symbolises Europe.  Lounge Gun stands for the West.  The black shade signifies death.

We are lucky enough to have a $500 gift card to Unica Home, given to us as a wedding present from some very generous friends.  It just might have to be used towards the purchase of a gold bedside gun lamp!