Gun lamp collection by Philippe Starck


The Gun lamp collection was designed for FLOS by Philippe Starck. FLOS is a shining brand that manufactures contemporary designs by noted designers in the industry. The gun lamp collection is one of the most debated. Philippe Starck in 2005 created this beautiful collection of gun lamps. The bodies are made with die-cast aluminium form with an over-molded polymer coating in chrome/gold finish. The guns are also available in a golden version (coated in an 18 karat gold-plated finish). The gold and silver of the weapons represents the collision between money and war.

Each of the lamps in the Flos Guns Collection is made up of various parts of a die-cast aluminum, the interior of the black version is gold and silver for the white shade. A silkscreen arrangement of crosses than remind us of our dead ones.

The Flos Guns Collection table lamp features the shape of a AK47 gun sitting atop an integrated round disc base. On this disk you can easily read the phrase “happiness is a hot gun”, this is an obvious reference to the Beatles’ “warm gun” lyrics from their 1968 White Album. This words may be associated with “hot” in the context of both lamp (the heat generated from illumination) and gun (the heat generated from being fired).


Nowadays we kill – religiously, militarily, civilly, indeed very civilly sometimes. We kill out of ambition, out of greed, for the fun of it or of the show. Republics turn bananas. Tyrant are our masters, designed, manufactured, sold, dreamed, purchased and used, weapons are our new icons.
Our lives are only worth a bullet. The Guns Collection is nothing but a sign of the times.

Philippe Starck

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