A picture is worth a thousand words! If I tried to explain to you in words what this item looked like I am not sure the true image would be conveyed. Yes…that is a live sized black horse with a lampshade above its head! While walking through the ELTE showroom (located in Toronto) I spotted this absolutely stunning (read: very unique!) floor lamp. It would have been hard to miss though as it stands at an impressive 7 feet tall and 7 ½ feet in length. Not your average floor lamp! Designed by the Swedish design group Front, whose work is based on explorations and experiments that communicate a story to the observer about the design process and the material used. Sofia Lagerkvist, Charlotte von der Lancken and Anna Lindgren, the three members of Front, have in their work assigned part of the making of design to animals. Just as this floor lamp is unique, so too would the space that could hold such a piece also have to be. Considering the average house has doorway heights of 7 feet and ceiling heights of 8 feet, the Horse Floor Lamp would need a very ‘tall’ home! And the price – almost $8,000. That’s some serious pedigree!
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