The Standard Hotel has announced a Limited Edition series of KAWS lightbulbs designed specifically for them by the street artist.
This is the first time KAWS has created an item so unique compared to his existing body of work which includes the highly coveted toys, shoes, T-shirts, wallets, etc.
KAWS is well known for replacing the eyes in many of his pieces with the double XXs that he used as the filaments in the bulbs:
“I love The Standard and the different projects they have been doing” shares KAWS, “when invited to create something I wanted to redesign something basic that could be found in every hotel room in the world so we decided to make a light bulb.”
above: two images of bulbs in situ courtesy of Curated Mag.
The collection of light bulbs come as a set of three – Red, Purple, and Green filaments bearing the KAWS’ signature XX. Dimensions of each globe is about 4.75” x 2.25” and they screw into any standard incandescent fixture. Each bulb is crystal clear emanating 3 watts of electricity for a dreamy low light experience.
$65 for a package of three, one in each color*.
Buy the KAWS bulbs here.
*Sadly these sold out very quickly and now can be found for exorbitant prices on eBay. I do hope they end up producing more.