The design for this conceptual lamp started by looking very carefully at the classic Edison light bulb. The result is a simple but surprising object. ‘Son of Eddy’ is a slanting, oblique light fitting, using the classic pear shape of an ordinary lamp and remodelling it into a very simple but surprising object: a light bulb as a trompe-l’oeil.
Son of Eddy is part of the permanent collections of the Belvue Museum in Brussels (B), the CID in Grand Hornu (B) and of the Design Museum in Gent (B).
“While the name may sound more like a title for a horror movie sequel, there’s nothing scary about Davy Grosemans’ light. Named after the original Edison light bulb, Grosemans explains how he took “the classic, pear-shaped bulb and gave it a twist”. Manufactured by Dark, “Son of Eddy” is a simple concept that swings somewhere between the very basic and the surreal. What more could you ask from the humble light bulb?”