Design has to be functional but it should contain some degree of wittiness and humour. The ‘Monkey Light’ by Italian lighting specialist Seletti does just that. Part of their ‘Primate Lighting’ collection, it is Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba that has designed this quirky beauties. Malerba is well known for its referrals towards the animal kingdom and the floral universe with collections such as ‘Sending Animals’ and ‘Ale Plantana’.
The ‘Monkey Lamp’ uses a naturalistic figure to explore relationships between people and animals. The trio of lamps of the ‘Primate Lighting’ collection has a powerful expression because the monkeys look very real and detailed. Each one almost seems to carry an exposed LED bulb. Made of resin and hand-finished in white, the designs have a contemporary quality that really catches the eye. Love it !