Tuesday, February 15, 2005

zettel'z 5

Zettel'z 5 is a pendant lamp with lots of little bits of wire sticking out of it. On the ends of those wires are lots of little clamps, and in the clamps you put lots of little bits of paper (a.k.a. "notice sheets") to build the lamp shade.

write. art.
An intriguing concept that gets more interesting, because those little bits of paper (31 in all) aren't there just to stay white. You -- or your friends, or even you and your friends -- are supposed to draw, write or scribble on them to make art. And that's what makes the Zettel'z 5 a very cool light. Costs about $805. Also available in a smaller model, the Zettel'z 6. (Yeah, I know, the smaller lamp has the bigger number. Go figure.)


Blogger Ngakaari said...

What an ingenius way to display your artwork!.

9:10 PM  
Anonymous SJB said...

What an ingenius way to rip someone off. Some wire and alligator clips attached to a hanging light bulb for $800? Even if it were made by Harvard-trained surgeons, it still shouldn't cost that much.

The fact that it's "design" doesn't entitle you to take a 700% margin.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Mike Thorn said...

Exactly what I've been trying to say for a week, except it wouldn't load the comments page.

What I was going to say is that for $800, it had better come with a pearl ballpoint pen and its own gold-leaf notepaper, too.

4:14 AM  
Blogger Nacktschwimmer said...

what about fire safety ?

you know what a hot light bulb makes to paper ou lay on it too long ?

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as seen in spiderman 2 at mj's apartment.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Michael B said...

My understanding is that the lamp comes with the pieces of paper already written on. Each is a tiny love letter. sjb should see Ingo Maurer's work upclose and actually hold it to realize the incredible quality of workmanship and design which goes into each of his lighting sculputures. Thanks.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous SJB said...

I have. It's nice. But for $800 Ingo should come over to my house and install it himself. That money isn't going into the workmanship.

(The sheets are printed BTW, not hand-written by calligraphers.)

7:37 PM  
Blogger purplefishy said...

For $800, it should come on a hospital bill of some kind.
I agree with SJB.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My brother has one. It's wonderful. It comes with pre-written papers, but you can create your own to replace them. You can also arrange the wires as you like for a more personalized look.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is funfurde dead or what?

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're paying $800 for the brilliant and original design concept as opposed to a cheaper one at your friendly neighborhood lighting store which every other person has in his/her home

4:25 AM  

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