Break a Leg

Table Lamp

Background

Break a Leg is a lighting device that puts a spotlight on the superstition — a disease of the modern age. It is a table lamp that expresses superstition in an ironic way.

 

The inspiration comes from the expression “break a leg” that reflects a theatrical superstition in which wishing a person “good luck” is considered bad luck. Thus, “break a leg”, by this logic will be a wish for good luck.

A Whole New Experience of Light Switching

 

Break a Leg explores an alternative way of light switching. By simply bend the leg of the table lamp, the lampshade turns from reflective to translucent, glowing gently through its naked bulb encapsulated in a transparent tube.

 

​At the first glimpse, the leg seems to be broken which looks like to be a sign of bad luck. Yet, it symbolizes the opposite, just as the theatrical superstition “break a leg”. It will grant you good luck if you believe it. 

 

Break a Leg is a good luck charm that provides ambient lighting to your space. It can be a perfect gift for your friends and family, placing at any corner of the room for luck.

+ Material: One-way mirror acrylic, powder-coated aluminium

+ Colour: Black

Personal Project

Year: 2017

© 2020 Whitnie Yvette Lau. Product and Furniture Designer.