Mendini: art is not functional

Lamp without light is an artwork by Italian designer Alessandro Mendini. He has created a wide range of art pieces but the one below sums up a large chunk of the works. The object looks like a lamp but definitely isn't a lamp because it doesn't function as a lamp. It foregoes its original function to transcend to an artwork.

Mendini plays around a lot of with this idea. He has made porcelain chairs, giant gold tiled shoes, ceramic purses and all of them equally disfunctional. :o) Currently there is an overview exhibition in the Mendini designed Groningen Museum, the Netherlands.

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