by Ariadna Zierold
This is an LED-embedded moon lamp by Japanese designer Nosigner (Eisuke Tachikawa) and his team. If it looks like the real thing, that’s because it’s based on actual 3D topographical data obtained from the lunar orbiter spacecraft, Kaguya.
The concept lamp’s design was inspired by the Supermoon phenomenon that occurred just two weeks after a devastating tsunami hit eastern Japan in 2011. Above the wreckage and destruction, the moon welled up, 30% brighter and 14% bigger than usual. In fact, it was the biggest full moon the country had seen in the past 18 years. It was an event that many saw as a source of hope, that there was indeed light after darkness.