Chiwawa lamp by Vincent Olm



Belgian designer Vincent Olm has created Chiwawa, a lamp that involves adding a laser-cut metal ring to a standard bulb holder.


The ring has two legs that allow the lamp to be placed on horizontal surfaces.


Here's some info from Olm followed by a biography:


Chiwawa is all about simplicity: by just adding a ring of metal between bulb and socket, you can transform a standard device into a funny companion which will give you light when needed and will follow you everywhere thanks to its lightness.


My goal with Chiwawa was to show that a single piece of laser cut metal is enough to give a strong personality to a standard lighting device. Ecologically friendly because of its material and absence of complex elements, Chiwawa works with every E27 bulbs, including energy saving ones.


Chiwawa lamp was awarded at the last Interieur International Design Competition (former "Design for Europe" competition).

Born in Belgium in 1979, Vincent Olm decided in 2008 to broaden his horizons by throwing himself into the adventure of design. He went head to head with the professionals in the field for the first time when he entered his first creation, the Chiwawa lamp, into the international competition organised by the Interieur fair. His project was a hit; he came away with a jury mention. Everything followed from that. Projects multiplied, desire grew. And this was just the beginning …

Olm’s work is characterised by the urge to combine simplicity, utility and poetry. His creations, stamped with a sometimes quirky humour, are always expressions of a simple and original idea, easy to understand and put to use. Chiwawa reflects this: this unpretentious, almost trivial lamp goes straight to the core and causes quite a stir.

Posted on Monday June 1st 2009 at 12:07 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • kevin

    wow, it’s the simplest thing ever. ever.

    i love it.

  • Hugo Bass

    So simple, yet so beautiful..
    Just love it!

  • modular

    lol.. why not?

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  • [Samko+A+N]

    How about made from plastic, still the same look, but you don’t get electricuted as easily when the bulb smashes after you accidently stand on it, because some idiot left it on the floor.

    Otherwise smart idea….

  • i say wa wa not whao!!!

  • there are dangerous dog, the chiwawa lamp is funny .
    It’s smile design …. but it’s a dangerous small lamp on floor for children and also adults even in plastic ….

  • Hugo Bass

    To Samko and Prof. Z :
    As a floor lamp, maybe.. But I think we have to consider it as a table/desk lamp.. Absolutely no “danger” in this case.

  • God only knows how much it costs.

  • sebastian

    keep it simple – and not stupid ;) nice!

  • Luxury Larry

    something I can get on board with! Sometimes simplicity is what we need!

  • tati

    this is one of those objects which makes you say “why didnt I think of that”…it’s really simple, yet also friendly…which makes it a great design…love it!!!

  • Hugo Bass you are right but this lamp is always presented as a dog, on floor, not on table to be coherent with nama and story telling

  • Indi

    But can’t you just make it yourself, now?

  • sure it’s so simple and friendly as an Alessi product but the difference is it could be a DIY project too

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