'/' is a participant friendly product. Though I say friendly tentatively, since this product encourages you to use it as a method for venting frustration - yet, it is not a punch bag or a squeeze ball.. It is a beautiful interior lamp.
In designing this lamp, Motica asked himself a few questions:
- “When an object is designed?”
- “When an object is precious, particular?”
- “What is broken and what is new?”
- “What means the result of a mechanical intervention (more or less violent on an object)?”
The result of thinking about these questions is the “/” Lamp, an object that gives the owner a subjective and personal choice as to whether they want to interact with it, change it or keep it as-is. Inspired by construction sites and industrial facilities, “/” is made of reinforced concrete, cork, and birch plywood and uses an LED. The lampshade is made by pouring concrete into a silicone mold, over the wire mesh. It’s then air dried and polished.
"By breaking the lamp you are becoming the designer of a unique object,"
"By leaving it unbroken, you choose the serialised object because you like it as it is. So you are taking a very subjective decision." Dragos Moitca