Little Night Lamp For Sderot

It’s not often I see product design mixed with politics because it’s tricky and definitely an invitation to royally f*ck up. However if your ideas are shaped by a politically active environment, there’s a real possibility for brilliance such as the Little Night Lamp For Sderot. The lamp is created from a bomb shelter light switch as a gesture to the citizens of Sderot, Israel who have been living under siege for years.

Designer: Michael Tsinzovsky

Little Night Lamp For Sderot by Michael Tsinzovsky

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24 Comments

  • Nizar says:

    ” the citizens of Sderot, Israel who have been living under siege for years”.
    with my all knowledge of the middle-east history, I can’t recall such a period. Sieged by who?

    • Lu'ay says:

      Sieged by the Palestinians of course! With their.. rocks?

      despite the stupidity of the gesture, its quite a nice piece of design. Perhaps a night light for the Palestinian children would be more appropriate.
      It could be made out of the rubble of the houses they grew up in?

    • Lu'ay says:

      Sieged by the Palestinians of course! With their.. rocks?

      despite the stupidity of the gesture, its quite a nice piece of design. Perhaps a night light for the Palestinian children would be more appropriate.
      It could be made out of the rubble of the houses they grew up in?

      • Maria says:

        I live in Sderot all my life and we live under fire all the time- not rocks but missiles thats why we have bomb shelters. please, if you dont know dont write stuff at all.

        • Nizar says:

          Such a pity!! Sderot itself is a piece of land that belongs rather to the people shooting the rockets. That is why the guardian called it “an ironic tragedy”. You take the land by force, expell its people and then blame them for retaliating!! You get what you give. A piece of advise: go back to where you came from, and no one is gonna force you to shelters again.

  • Gilad says:

    good one !

  • ariel says:

    very very good!!!!
    amazing design!!!

  • marco says:

    bellissimo

  • Nokadota says:

    This is pretty neat.

  • cdog says:

    Gee perhaps you should make one for the palistinians and lebonese that Isreal bombed in the last few years

  • Carl says:

    like ron arad’s early work.

  • Ahmad says:

    I don’t understand who’s under siege??? LOL

  • Maor says:

    Brilliant work!
    “Under siege” is not the correct term indeed but the fact is those Israeli kids lived for 8 years(!) with daily rocket attacks by Palestinians terrorists.

    This work is so optimistic and critical at the same time – I love it.

  • mya says:

    wow, it has so many contradictions!!! in the design as well as the concept.

    quit familier in a contry such as israel :)

    this work represent im my opinion now days, the reality of both sides i guess, but that’s a political issue…

    you might say “hope to see the light at the end of this?”

    well done Michaelos!!! as usuall very clean, simple with so much sensitivity…

    you know that im your no. 1 fan :)

  • Chedva says:

    beautiful Design – great concept – So Israeli and so Jewish: making the best out of the worse, being reborn from ashes…
    I am now oficially a fan!

  • Yuri says:

    The “poor” palestinians, who chose a terror organoization called Hamas, can ask it’s leader, Ismayil Hanyia (son of the devil) to design their life – I’m sure Gaza will be a better place to live lol

  • Yuri says:

    Your brain… breathe some fresh air! The people of Sderot can’t cause they live in the shelters

  • Good post. The design seems very interesting; it makes you feel like living in stone ages. Thanks for posting.

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