By Andrew Liszewski
Designed for those living in incredibly cramped quarters or who just like novel crap on their walls, the Flat Light Poster, created by Finn Magee, is basically just that. A poster with an image of a desk lamp that actually plugs in and lights up. It’s one of those rare pieces of art that manages to be practical too, which is partly what inspired Finn to create it in the first place.
“Flat Light was the result of borrowing an Anglepoise task light from college. In 2007, I set up the lamp on my desk at home and was amazed at how it lent an atmosphere of productivity and efficiency to the room… I wondered if just an image of an ordinary task light would be enough to create this atmosphere. This led to Flat Light, which has been exhibited at the Royal College of Art Summer show in 2007 and as part of Designers in Residence at the Design Museum, London”
The Flat Light Poster, which uses LEDs that don’t heat up and cause a fire hazard, is available from moss for $195 in a limited run of just 50 pieces.