The lamp is made for the Think Twice Exhibition at Copenhagen Design Week 2011.
Think Twice description: “How can we recycle materiales in new pieces of furniture? 27 suggestions from Kolding School of Design and Aarhus School of Architecture participate in the exhibition – and competition – with furniture made of materials from another production, from an old product or from packaging materials.”
We all know the frustration when a single card in a deck of playing cards is missing. Most card games require that all 52 cards are present, and it is impossible to make or replace the missing cards yourself – it will easily be identified. If one card is missing, there is often nothing else to do but throwing the rest out or buying a new deck – despite the fact that the remaining 51 cards basically are all right.
If you combine the remaining cards with a socket from an old, unwanted lamp, you have developed a new ceiling light with a different and personalized lamp shade. The composition of the lamp shade symbolizes a house of cards – and the cards can be placed in several different ways, giving the lamp many different expressions.
” Anna Karnov Pedersen‘s Ace of Spades lamp turns a disused deck of playing cards into a stunning lighting solution. ” from inhabitat.com
The pictures on the right are from the exhibition:
Also published in IO DONNA an Italian monthly magazine of Corriere della Sera: