Light in a Manhole

Ever wished there was a hole in the floor that would open up and swallow you in? Wishing for a similar safe haven, we have designer Chuang Chihong’s version; The Gully Cover Light. In his words, “the design suggests an imaginary space beneath the floor. It gives the impression that there is a refuge underfoot – a place to which we could escape.” The light turns on when we lift the manhole cover, and switches off when we replace it. I think it’s a clever way to bring the outdoors in!

Gully Cover Light is a 2011 reddot design concept entry.

Designer: Chuang Chihong