Jordi Canudas. Less Lamp. 2006

Jordi Canudas

Less Lamp


Not on view
9 13/16 x 7 7/8" (25 x 20 cm)
Gift of the designer
Object number
© 2015 Jordi Canudas
Architecture and Design
This work is not on view.
Jordi Canudas has 1 work online.
There are 8,569 design works online.

The Less Lamp is a sealed egg that must be broken to release the light trapped within. The ultimate appearance and function of the lamp is controlled by the user, who cracks the “shell” with a specially designed hammer. The active participation of the user allows for customization of the lamp based on how much light is required and where it is to be directed. However, as Canudas warns, once it’s broken there is no going back.

Gallery label from Rough Cut: Design Takes a Sharp Edge, November 26, 2008–October 12, 2009

Image permissions

In order to effectively service requests for images, The Museum of Modern Art entrusts the licensing of images of works of art in its collections to the agencies Scala Archives and Art Resource. As MoMA’s representatives, these agencies supply high-resolution digital image files provided to them directly by the Museum's imaging studios.

All requests to reproduce works of art from MoMA's collection within North America (Canada, U.S., Mexico) should be addressed directly to Art Resource at 536 Broadway, New York, New York 10012. Telephone (212) 505-8700; fax (212) 505-2053;; Requests from all other geographical locations should be addressed directly to Scala Group S.p.A., 62, via Chiantigiana, 50012 Bagno a Ripoli/Firenze, Italy. Telephone 39 055 6233 200; fax 39 055 641124;;

Requests for permission to reprint text from MoMA publications should be addressed to

Related links:
Outside North America: Scala Archives
North America: Art Resource

This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information, or have spotted an error, please send feedback to