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Frankie Table Lamp
by Phuong-Cac Nguyen
on 25 February 2009
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Brazilian designer Fernando Akasaka continues to impress, this time with Frankie, a skull-shaped table lamp with eyes that emits piercing light beams. Using luxe materials like those in his recent and fun Cowboy Junkie saddle stool, the 11-pound light features interchangeable, colored LED or halogen bulbs. Because these options are different wattage power, customers can control the degree of fierceness they'd like for their light source.

I'm not sure how ready I am to meet this skull in the dark, but even when not illuminated it makes for an arresting table decoration. Akasaka said he was inspired for this one by novels and super-hero stories from the Terminator to Batman.

As with many of his pieces, customers can choose among sterling silver plated, polished nickel, gold plated or polished bronze. Contact him for prices and order info.

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