The Bowling Pin Lamp
December 26th, 2006
Industrial designer Josh Owen has created this simple lighting fixture that’s cast in the shape of a bowling pin. The cool part is that it’s got a tilt sensor inside of it that turns off when the lamp is knocked over, and turns back on when stood upright.
While it would be really something if the lamps had the heft of a real bowling pin, these ones are made from plastic, and stand 15-inches tall, just like a regulation pin. The lamps run just $22 each, so you could set up an entire set of ten pins for $220 (assuming you have enough outlets!)
P.S.: I don’t recommend trying to knock these over with an actual bowling ball.