It's hard to miss, especially when "it" happens to be a gold-plated Kalashnikov AK47. We get quite a few second takes from visitors to our West Queen West shop after they notice the Philippe Starck gun lamp, but you need to look beyond the gun to understand why Starck designed such an item.
"The gold of the weapons represents the collision between money and war. The Table Gun symbolizes the East, the Bed Side Gun symbolizes Europe & the Lounge Gun stands for the West. The black shade with its crosses on the inside are to remind us of the lives lost" says Starck.
All the proceeds from the purchase of these lamps go directly to Doctors Without Borders to assist the organization which is "committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation."