No animals were harmed in the making of this lamp. No, seriously.
Blurring lines can be a messy business, but some do it well. Sebastian Errazuriz would be one of the skilled few. Born in Chile and based in New York, he dances between art and design like he dances between two continents. His exploratory and experimental work can be found in New York’s Museum of Art and Design, the Mint Museum, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago and more, yet it retains the functional qualities of design.
For last week’s Design Miami/Basel, Salon 94 featured Sebastian’s Chicken Lamp. It is not the first time that taxidermy enters the designer’s work. He previously designed the Duck Lamp, turning a (naturally deceased) bird into a quirky design object. The Chicken Lamp, with its light bulb head, is the second installment of the taxidermy lighting that gives a lifeless creature a new existence – all while exploring the use of unorthodox (but existing and available) techniques in design. However, we’re still not sure if we’re ready to put it in our living room. Just give us some time.