The Brave New World Lamp Looks Like a Trebuchet

This unique Anglepoise lamp from the designers at Fresh West may have been inspired by old Far Eastern bamboo scaffolding—but it looks more like something that could hurl a projectile over a castle wall.

The Brave New World Lamp, as it has been dubbed, stands at nearly 180cm tall using a combination of oak and cast iron balancing weights. However, the lamp does not share the same sturdiness as its Far East and medieval counterparts. According to the description, two hands are needed to operate the hinges to ensure stability. You won't have to worry about busting one up anytime soon though—the lamp appears to be a design piece for now. [Moooi via Dezeen via DVICE]

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