Maison&Objet 2013: Italian designer Valentina Carretta of Fabrica made these hanging lamps for Italian brand Seletti from coarse paper like the kind used in egg boxes.
The lamp's name refers to the story of how explorer Christopher Columbus challenged his detractors to make an egg stand on its tip. When they gave up, he did it himself by tapping the egg on a table to flatten its tip, demonstrating how a brilliant idea can seem easy once you know how it's done.
Made for Italian design brand Seletti, the lamp was shown at Maison&Objet design fair in Paris last week, where we also reported on a family of terracotta pots with rubber lids and cutlery with slim handles like chopsticks – see all products from Maison&Objet 2013.
We previously published a lamp with a paper pulp shade that doubles as packaging for the product's components.
Other lamps we've featured lately include architect Frank Gehry's scaly fish lamps and a lamp made from two pieces of ceramic joined by a silicone band – see all lamps on Dezeen.