This bike brake is a lamp switch

Do you see this bicycle brake lever? It’s not what you think it is.

brake lever lamp switch

This lever is actually the cleverly designed on-off switch for a lamp.

REM bike brake lever lamp shade

Designer Christian Vivanco says his “Rem” lamp design was inspired by a desire to combine two basic, functional items that aren’t normally connected. Rem is the Dutch word for “brake.”

Rem brake lever lamp by Christian Vivanco

More images and discussion at Christian Vivanco’s design website. Via Khooll (who spells it “break”) and Gizmodo (where brake is spelled correctly).

One comment

  • August 3, 2012 - 10:42 am | Permalink

    Too cool!

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