Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I can't quite make up my mind about this French bulldog lamp by Ben de Lisi for Debenhams (€56).
On one hand, it's got a decidedly Abigail Aherne/Jonathan Adler-esque feel, but without the price tag associated with either of those designers.
On the other, I don't think the lovely idea of turning de Lisi's pet Ella into a lamp has been perfectly executed. The shade sits a little too high, exposing way too much of its silver stand for my tastes, and the base is seriously super shiny, which looks a bit cheap-y, although I'm told she's a proper stunna In Real Life.
Still, there's no getting away from the fact that the eyes look a little strange. I bet she could bend you to her will no bother.
What do you reckon? Love it or leave it?