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Light in a Manhole

Ever wished there was a hole in the floor that would open up and swallow you in? 
Wishing for a similar safe haven, we have designer Chuang Chihong’s version; 
The Gully Cover Light. In his words, “the design suggests an imaginary space beneath the floor. 
It gives the impression that there is a refuge underfoot – a place to which we could escape.” 
The light turns on when we lift the manhole cover, and switches off when we replace it. 
I think it’s a clever way to bring the outdoors in!
Gully Cover Light is a 2011 reddot design concept entry.
Designer: Chuang Chihong

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