Mono Lamp By Simon Forgacs

Dec 12, 2016

Category: Living

Just about all of us have seen test cards on our televisions, but few if any of have obsessed over them like designer Simon Forgacs has. Now, after years of pondering about and playing with this analogue oddity, the young Hungarian based designer has used them to create what he is calling the Mono Lamp.

Measuring just under a foot in diameter and resting on an aluminum and wooden circular base, these plastic globes give off a bright glow, illuminating the either grayscale or color test patterns on the plastic orb with a replaceable standard lightbulb. The whole thing looks almost sci-fi inspired. When talking about the Mono Lamp, Forgacs mentioned how interesting it was that these test cards ‘lived’ in the same box that movies like Star Wars did. Perhaps this accounts for the Death Star like globe look. Of course, these cards originally weren’t meant for destroying planets like Alderaan. They helped do everything from calibrating actual cameras used for shooting a show, to signal paths downstream. Now, however, they can help bring some color and warmth to your home or office. Prices start at $111. [Purchase]

Mono Lamp By Simon Forgacs 1

Mono Lamp By Simon Forgacs 2

Mono Lamp By Simon Forgacs 3

Mono Lamp By Simon Forgacs 4

Mono Lamp By Simon Forgacs 6

Mono Lamp By Simon Forgacs 8

Mono Lamp By Simon Forgacs 9

More From Living

Fabric Makes Skincare Simple And Intuitive With Its Affordable Starter Kit

Treating skin to a healthy, all-encompassing regimen.

Posted By Chris West


Batch Turns A The Standard-Issue Field Shirt Into A Stylish Canvas Button-Up

The classic military-style field shirt is brought into the 21st century.

Posted By Tim Huber

Featured Image

This Massive Research Facility Is Being Added To The UK’s Antarctic Base

The largest British Antarctic facility gains another 48,440 square-feet.

Posted By

Feb 19, 2020

Featured Image

Aviara’s Premium AV40 Tender Is A High-Tech Luxury Day Boat Made For R&R

Complete with an electric sunroof, collapsible deck, and fully-equipped kitchen.

Posted By

Feb 18, 2020

Featured Image

Storyteller’s ‘Beast MODE’ ADV Van Can Reach Virtually Any Remote Locale

Thanks to a precision-tuned suspension, Fox shocks, Sherpa rack, and Hella Lights LEDs.

Posted By

Feb 17, 2020

Featured Image

This Three-Story Hillside Structure Is The Ultimate Modern Writer’s Studio

A custom-built studio in New England designed to foster creativity.

Posted By

Feb 14, 2020