German interdisciplinary studio Fools Gold, run by Hauke Unterburg and Julian Wallis, designed a free-standing lamp, exploring the boundaries of balance.
The lamp, titled LOT, makes the viewer wonder about its construction. Leaned against the wall without any additional fixation, one may think it will fall over at any moment.
However, a counterweight at the bottom stabilises the lamp and ensures that it always swings towards the room with the direction of sight. The designers did a great job in creating beautiful kinetic interplay, suggesting a minimalistic approach. The project was presented at this year’s Milan Design Week.