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Gitta Gschwendtner's Uncanny Lamps

Every once in a while you run into interior design ideas that were clearly influenced by Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland' or some other fanciful work of hallucinogen-fed fiction.  The Uncanny Lamps series by Gitta Gscwendtner reflects that inpsiration pretty clearly.

What was originally a part of the Uncanny Rooms exhibition at the Pitshanger Manor gallery in London, these four lampshades have jumped out of the box, so to speak, and appear to have taken on a life more exciting that their traditional, silk-pleated counterparts.  

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These Uncanny Lamps give the feeling of definite movement -- almost like they need to be somewhere and are late, late for a very important date! Not content to simply just 'be' these overachievers find themselves crawling up walls,  entangled by roadblocks, and getting ahead of themselves as they stretch to the limits.  One escapee even got a 'time out' and rests quietly in the corner.  

Though they appear to be flexible, these lampshades are actually molded into their predetermined shapes.  

Time out for youTime out for you

Probably not for every home, these unique and creative lamps bring an element of the bizarre to traditional decorative themes.

Gitta Gschwendtner via designboom