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Light Tripod Turns Any Object Into A Lamp [Pics]

This family of lamps appropriates household objects and may just steal your heart.

Rachel Pincus
Rachel Pincus on January 14, 2014.

According to Italian design company design MID, the Fantasia family of adaptable lamps wants to make itself useful to you. They can be attached to any household object that fits into their stabilizing receptacle, their sleek industrial design harmonizing with the warmth of household objects.

However, their backstory explains the price of working its magic upon your home – these little creatures come alive in more ways than you might expect. “The idea was to steal things from our daily life to create and animate other different objects,” designer Lapo Germasi told Fast Company. “To support itself, the family of Fantasia lamps steals the brooms from the storage closet, greens from our food reserves, screwdrivers from our home toolbox.”

This cute backstory explains the lamps coming in three different sizes, dubbed Mr., Mrs., and Little Fantasia. Each has a differently shaped base, suitable for a different but enormous range of household objects that can be used to prop them up to different heights. (The slightly Freudian Mr. Fantasia, conversely, is designed to dangle from something). MID’s pictures emphasize how helpful the Fantasia family can be in the kitchen, even attaching them to foodstuffs like carrots, artichokes and bundles of dry spaghetti, but they can also attach to broomsticks, like their Disney brethren.

The bases of the lamps are made out of a biodegradable polymer material, and they will retail for $113 to $312.

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Images and Sources: DesignBoom, Fast Company

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