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The Sweet Dreams Lamp Book

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Starting with the pictogram on the cover, this unusual book promises “sweet dreams”. The symbol is a modernised version of a traditional Chinese character, which stands for a peaceful night’s sleep and is believed to protect from evil dreams. When opened, the book unfolds into an actual night lamp, which emits light by a phosphorescent coating on the book’s pages. This results in a sculpture that combines an aesthetic appeal with energy-saving functionality.

Credits
  • Client:
    National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei
  • Design:
    Cheng-Wei Lian, Shou-Wei Tsai, Taichung