The softly glowing Fish Lamps are full of whimsy. As individuals or groupings of two and three, some are fixed to poles or wall sconces, while others can be placed on any existing horizontal surface. Curling and flexing in attitudes of simulated motion, these artificial creatures emit a warm, incandescent light. This intimation of life, underscored by the almost organic textures of the nuanced surfaces, presents a spirited symbiosis of material, form, and function.
Made entirely from recycled scrap metal, this giant deep sea angler fish lamp would complement any living space nicely, if you’re willing to pay a pretty penny that is.
Measuring about 13.7”x3.9”, the Mykiss Fish Lamp is designed for use with light bulbs of up to 40Watt (not included). The lighting source lights the lamp from the inside mildly, allowing you to enjoy its gentle soft glow.
So, this it should come as no surprise that in and are showing a collection of his fish lamps. Gehry first produced of these back in 1984, when he accidentally smashed a piece of the-then pioneering new Formica material Colorcore. The plastic shards reminded the architect of fish scales, and so he set about creating a series of lights from the mess.