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Food Design: Is This A Scale or Lamp?

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Food Design: Is This A Scale or Lamp?
Photo Junji Kawabe

This unique lamp by Malaysian designer Junji Kawabe is a little out of this world. Designed as a functional scale, the lamp gets brighter as items placed on it increase in weight.

The concept is actually called ''lamp=weight'' lamp and was exhibited at Tokyo Designers Week back in 2010. Not too shabby for a designer who began his career as an aerospace engineer in Japan.

The pictures below  (and the one above) will give you a good indication of just how bright the lamp can get. Bananas? They give off medium-high light. A coffee cup? Not such great light. An encyclopedic tome? That lights up the room in no time!

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Via Design Boom

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