Philippe Starck describes Suddenly the Ground Shook as a floor lamp that always falls. This is what he said and we won’t dwell on it. In 1981 Philippe Starck was still this young designer who wanted to question ‘the common places of the bourgeoisie’. Apart from the fact that it is an unstable floor lamp, its distinctiveness lies in the tactile switch. One caress, the floor lamp illuminates and… the ground moves. Suddenly the Ground Shook, perhaps because it always falls, is a rare piece with few known copies. Turned wood, rubber, tactile switch and engraved brass.
Dia : 11 13⁄16 in