john edwards: the vuvuzela lamp
john edwards: the vuvuzela lamp john edwards: the vuvuzela lamp
sep 26, 2010

john edwards: the vuvuzela lamp

the vuvuzela lamp image © designboom

the ‘vuvuzela lamp’ by designer john edward’s for south african company weylandts, is a lighting unit influenced by the iconic noisemakers from this year’s south africa world cup – the vuvuzela. the lamps are made from laminated klaat and steel, and measure 610 x 480, 142 mm. john edwards: the vuvuzela lamp view of the lamp’s wooden shade image © designboom

‘the vuvuzela lamp’ is on show at TENT london as part of london design week 2010.

john edwards: the vuvuzela lamp ‘the vuvuzela lamp’ is a free standing lamp john edwards: the vuvuzela lamp an original vuvuzela image © designboom

  • As a South African I think more could have been done with this iconic instrument. Seen as the globe is visible, it could have been a more elegant fitting. The stand too is out of proportion to the Vuvuzela, almost dominating it. Nice idea . . . but poorly executed.

    meamito says:
  • if I remember well there was an episode of The Simpsons in which homer’s idea of an invention was taking a random object and adding a radio to it.
    I get the feeling that in a very similar way many designers believe that turning a random object into a lamp is making design.

    Randy says:
  • this is super cool!
    i wish i could blow through it to make light 🙂

    renee r says:
  • Currently agreed with Randy. Everything can just be turned into a lamp, and what makes this vuvuzela lamp as a happening one is the world cup event that just already passed few months ago. And oh, the stand is also out of proportion. Too bad

    daniy! says:
  • @daniy! – re the world cup ‘making the lamp’ so significant – what of it?
    I say great initiative designer! Bringing the 2010 context into the mix.
    Also, perhaps you should realise that this design won DECO’s 2009 SOLVE Design Competition for students and emerging designers.

    @meamito – would be curious to know what you have done ‘more’ and how ‘elegance’ could be added?

    @Randy – but Randy – this is exactly why I think this is brilliant; a random object was turned into a very stylish lamp. What would you have designed? 🙂

    All in all – I think this is a brilliant concept – using and instrument that inspired our nation – and having the foresight to create this before the big World Cup event – well done to the designer.

    And… I like the stand! 🙂

    jackie says:
  • I hate this. its terrible

    ovo says:

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