“Being struck by a thunder out of blue sky” is an old Korean phrase describing people confronting
unexpected catastrophic events. We often strongly desire ourselves to become individuals with the
capacities to endure and overcome such events. This might the reason why writers, for more than
centuries, enjoyed to translate these desires in forms of literatures and theatre, where the
antagonists must conquer or overcome the conflicts through dramatic plots. Likewise, the readers and
audiences also fulfill their superego of becoming one of them. Lightning lamp is the item expressing
these desires: we want to become individuals watching the scene above the clouds, not helpless
victims under the cloud struck by the lightning. In other words, lightning lamp encompasses the
message of overcoming challenges during lifetime by changing the outlook.
Lightning Lamp, delicately processed with Metal, draws the moment when the thunder strikes the ground. The neck of the lamp, or lightning, upholds the cloud structure made with glass that is enlarged by blowing technique. Lightning Lamp comes with four different colors drawing the skies in different times.
Lightning lamp was initially released to the public in London Design Fair 2017.